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New Commissioner answers critics, Australian Financial Review

As Human Rights Commissioner I am looking forward to a constructive working relationship with fellow commissioners to reassert the primacy of traditional human rights in Australia. The appointment of any individual to a public role will rightly draw public comment, … Continue reading

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It’s not just about trade deals but also reform at home, Australian Financial Review

Tony Abbott is broadly on the right trade track, but may find more success in unilateral liberalisation than waiting for other countries to step up to the plate. Abbott has already achieved a trade policy win by appointing highly competent … Continue reading

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It’s time to reveal car subsidies, Australian Financial Review

Informed debate about government largesse is meaningful debate, especially when private corporate and political interests are involved. Yesterday The Australian Financial Review reported that the Commonwealth Industry Department blocked access to data about levels of car industry subsidies. According to the … Continue reading

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Date set: Gillard gets her gloves on, Australian Financial Review

By announcing the election date, Prime Minister Julia Gillard is hoping to manoeuvre around Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s election strategy, silence her business community critics, and impose strong discipline on the party she leads. In the lead-up to the Prime Minister’s … Continue reading

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Uncertainty erodes the outcome, Australian Financial Review

Finally, some honesty. In “Carbon price floor crucial to its aims” (The Australian Financial Review, July 5) four lead advocates of the government’s emissions trading scheme acknowledged it “is a policy tool created by government to achieve the objective of … Continue reading

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