The politics of disability

The politics of disability

International events left the country cleaving to the coalition for reassurance while increased immigration and export prices injected money into the economy allowing it to thrive. Howard became Australia’s second-longest serving Prime Minister.  Anthony Albanese...
The Politics of Disability

The Politics of Disability

The term ‘restrictive practices’ sounds anodyne and uncontroversial. Watching a group of adults imposing them on a child is not. It looks like gratuitous bullying.  And that’s why Monday night’s Four Corners program has had such a decisive effect on the disability...
An attempt to find unity

An attempt to find unity

In the past it has proven extremely difficult to pass a referendum unless both sides of politics advocate it. A key factor in this vote is political disunity.  Labor, the Greens, and a majority of the independents are urging a yes vote, as are some Liberals (such as...
Reforming the NDIS

Reforming the NDIS

Nic Stuart teases out the political and financial pressures driving the reforms . . . Ever since he became Opposition Leader, Anthony Albanese had a simple list of objectives. The first step was to get elected and the second was to stay in power. A desire to change...