Tag Archive: politicians

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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Politicians and Historians

by David Lowe, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University


Why don’t politicians listen to historians? Perhaps the key word in this question is ‘listen’. We know that politicians do, indeed, draw on historians’ works. A well-known Australian example is of historian Don Watson penning some of the more memorable of former Prime Read more »

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Travel, Tourism and Diplomacy: Is the Australian Government a ‘Smart Traveller’?

by Agnieszka Sobocinska, University of Sydney


Executive Summary

  • Australian perceptions of Asia have undergone significant changes since the Pacific War, and ‘ordinary’ Australians are increasingly comfortable within the region.
  • This article outlines the political influence of travel and tourism, arguing that Australian perceptions of Asia have been progressively shaped by a Read more »

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