Tag Archive: Julia Gillard

The Liberal Campaign and the Myth of Rescue

by Sarah Burnside*


Much has been made of the repetitious slogans in use this election campaign, but one has received comparatively little attention: the Coalition’s emphasis that Labor must not be given ‘the second chance that it doesn’t deserve and that Australia can’t afford’.

The Liberals instead suggest that they Read more »

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Empire, Imperialism, the United States and Australia

by Murray Noonan, PhD Candidate, School of Communication and the Arts, Victoria University

I am fundamentally in favour of empire. Indeed, I believe that empire is more necessary in the twenty-first century than ever before.” Niall Ferguson, Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire


Having seemingly disappeared from the lexicon of the left Read more »

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Julia Gillard as Prime Minister

by Beverley Kingston, Visiting Research Fellow, School of History and Philosophy, UNSW


With the election of Julia Gillard as leader of the ALP (which means that she automatically becomes prime minister), another chapter has been added to Australia’s deeply ambivalent story of women in politics. Since 1894, when South Australia followed some Read more »

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