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Abbott Abolishes Twenty Advisory Bodies

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that the government has abolished twenty “redundant” advisory bodies.

Speaking at a press conference in Melbourne, Abbott said twenty groups have been abolished or amalgamated. The government is serious about a “smaller bureaucracy”, Abbott said. “We certainly won’t be stopping here.” [Read more…]


Public Liability Insurance: Why Politics Matters

“Don’t vote, it only encourages them,” a wit once proclaimed.

“It doesn’t matter who you vote for, a politician still gets in,” said another.

“If elections changed anything, they wouldn’t be allowed,” said a more cynical observer.

Teachers of politics often encounter this attitude of indifference or disregard towards the political system. The challenge for teachers and students is to alert those around them to the everyday relevance of political activity. [Read more…]