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My article in today’s Guardian – The United States of Australia?

Are we witnessing the emergence of the United States of Australia? Australia can have its cake and eat it too, because a healthy and materially secure population will repay enormous economic dividends. Instead, we’re going further down the US pathin … Continue reading

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My Op-ed on productivity in today’s Canberra Times

Longer hours means lower productivity for the public service Originally published in The Canberra Times Date: May 6, 2014 Warwick Smith Job security in the public service is declining and conditions are under assault. Recently we’ve heard the federal government … Continue reading

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New article in The Conversation – Ageing population and mining: a tale of two booms

The below article just published today in The Conversation. Click here to read the original. Ageing population and mining: a tale of two booms By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne In an unusual move, Mission Australia and the Business Council … Continue reading

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Want to be healthy, wealthy and wise? Pay more tax.

The consistently measured and sensible Ken Henry this week criticised both major parties for promising not to raise taxes. The Labor party has promised not to increase the total federal government tax take beyond 23.5% and the Coalition have promised … Continue reading

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New article in The Conversation: More pie in the sky – economic progress no slice of life

Published today in The Conversation. More pie in the sky – economic progress no slice of life By Warwick Smith, University of Melbourne In the verbal volley between Gillard and Abbott, Swan and Hockey, there is a conversation that we … Continue reading

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New Matilida article: Are Growth And Consumption Our Enemies?

I’ve just had an article published in New Matilda. The article is reproduced below. Thanks to the folks at New Matilda. Are Growth And Consumption Our Enemies? Professor Ross Garnaut recently argued that those of us interested in sustainability must … Continue reading

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State of the left

Just read an article in Overland by Nina Power about the state of the left in modern politics. She claims that the left has lost it’s way and is losing the battle against the right with all manner of social … Continue reading

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