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Political Leadership

As we head into the 2022 election I have some real concerns about the lack of leadership has in Australian politics. Let’s start with some basic definitions about what “leadership” is. For starters leadership is a characteristic that sits outside of a hierarchy. It is a quality, not is it a role. And it’s for […]

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The System vs The Game

I had this thought the other day – when was the last new social system developed? Sure we’ve seen plenty of technological systems come and go, but what about those that affect how we live, and perhaps more importantly live together? The bulk of our social systems came about in the post-war era, obviously required […]

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Masters of The Entitled

Politics is the only place where the Age of Entitlement is alive and well, not with Millennials or whatever new word we’ve invented for the younger generation. Over the past month more and more examples of deep structural problems have shown the growing disengagement of the political class from democratic and civic ethics, policy, practice […]

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Our victorious selves

Today marks a victory, not just for a particular party, but for an embedded ideology that is focussed only on the self. I can see no other explanation for what has happened in Australian politics, media and business over the last decade. We have become a people willing to forgo any sense or ability to […]

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A Lament for the Australian Government

I don’t usually get political on the blog, but tonight saw more high drama from the Labor party. It wasn’t unexpected – the challenge or the result – but it seems to have triggered a range of emotions and opinions. My social media channels have been buzzing and it’s cause me to dwell a little […]

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The PM – Good Boss vs Bad Boss

I have an interest in politics, not in the actual political games being played out, but the functions of government. So this week in Australian federal politics has been an interesting one where certain ideas and ideals have come to ahead. I thought I would put forward my perspective on things, one that is probably […]