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July 12, 2016
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Re-Thinking the ‘Cashless Welfare Card’

Andrew Forrest’s idea of paying social security benefits with a prepaid card is not original; it has been popular in certain circles for many years and it is now operating in […]
July 7, 2016
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Henry Prinsep’s Empire: framing a distant colony

This is an  important book for anyone seeking to understand the history Western Australia’s systems of control of Aboriginal people for most of the 20th century. Many are familiar with […]
July 4, 2016
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Hans Rookmaaker

Someone recently asked me, what inspired my interest in blues music*.  I could have said all kinds of things about how the blues are foundational to so much contemporary music, or […]
July 3, 2016
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Australia’s 50 Years of Housing Policy Failure

Affordable housing is fundamental for the full social and economic participation of Australian people for their whole lives. Affordable housing should be considered a national priority for major policy reform. Australia has […]