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Financing international development

... by reducing military outlays and corporate subsidies in order to release funds for higher priority human services. Such reallocation ... are limited by international competition in both the forms of tax and the tax rates they can apply. There is also a growing need to ...

admin - 11 Jul 2017

It never has been easy

... current foundations of national and international political order are increasingly limited as a basis for dealing with the new economic, ... under increasing strain, he argues, given new, more powerful forms of "regional and global enmeshment" in the economic, media, ...

admin - 19 Sep 2014

Somebody else's civil war

... back in 1975. "Terrorism," he noted, "is violence used in order to create fear; but it is aimed at creating fear in order that the fear, ... is not a unified movement, and it expresses itself in many forms, most of which do not approach the extremism of Osama bin Laden or the ...

admin - 22 Sep 2014

The imperative to aid development

... to earn income, exceed deaths from terrorism by a gigantic order of magnitude. Even in the US, where fear of terrorism is most intense and ... It was my impression when a member of parliament that both forms of misunderstanding were common in Australia and that might still be ...

admin - 24 Sep 2014

The father of the NSW House says goodbye

... all of my other left-wing colleagues. I even took a point of order. The President of Young Labor, whose name I think was Paul Keating, ... I have always had a productive relationship. In politics one forms many friendships that are by no means confined to parties but are spread ...

admin - 22 Sep 2014

Trade union organising & labour history

... new organising tactics based upon workplace mobilisation in order to turn the tide of membership decline. Without such changes, advocates ... changes in the nature of work. For example, the increases in forms of 'precarious' employment such as external contracting and casual labour ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

The right to politically strike?

... risk of penal sanctions the right to politically strike? Forms of the right to political protest with industrial action could be ... to strike to promote the same ends by staying at home, or in order to reinforce the protest? It is not for the State to determine the causes ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

Market fundamentalism

... was absolutist and universalist in its claims, attacking all forms of government intervention, subsidy and protection, unleashing a process ... needed to retain very strong powers to police the market order and prevent powerful interest groups such as trade unions from subverting ...

admin - 9 Sep 2014

Trade & labour: not so fast

... that 'Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be ... right to collective bargaining, 2. the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor, 3. the effective abolition of child ...

admin - 25 Sep 2014

World democracy is on a roll ... or is it?

... of expectations for a more peaceful and prosperous world order. The fall of the Berlin Wall served to reinforce a series of arguments ... popular sovereignty can assume a wide variety of contested forms. There is no simple, unchangeable or perfect blueprint. Yet the ...

admin - 26 Sep 2014

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