Joseph Poprzeczny

Joseph Poprzeczny has taught politics, economic history and history at three Australian universities and been a researcher/personal assistant to three federal parliamentarians. He has over 30-years experience as a politics and education reporter and columnist and served as research director of Perth Chamber of Commerce. His biography of the 20th century’s major genocidal killer, Hitler’s Man in the East, Odilo Globocnik, was released in the US in 2004 and republished by the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2009.

Piper Palmer plays to the crowd

The first two weeks of sittings by the new Senate have only added to the uncertainty surrounding the government's legislative agenda.

Abbott exhausts political capital

If Tony Abbott and his ministers had stuck true to their word they would not find themselves so unpopular with voters, after less than a year in office.

Is Palmer a real climate convert?

The appearance of mining magnate Clive Palmer with climate campaigner Al Gore in federal parliament's great hall still has many scratching their heads.

West misreads Middle East … again

The development of a coal-to-liquid fuel sector could help insulate Australia from global upheaval.

One bite too many for Palmer?

Clive Palmer has proved himself to be a political maverick, and it's likely his party's new senators could prove equally as difficult for the Abbott government to deal with

Malcolm in middle of something new

The often-used phrase 'Malcolm being Malcolm' may be about the communications minister always going after something novel.

Public service bloated, inefficient

The size of Canberra's bureaucracy and government financial support for some lobby groups can no longer be justified.

Ageing Australians deserve choice

Politicians from both sides have failed to offer real choice when it comes to our retirement from the workforce.

One way or another, we’re going to pay

For all its much-criticised cuts the federal budget fails to address the core issue of spending.

Hockey heads down right track

If the 2014 federal budget succeeds in reducing bloated bureaucracies and duplication it will have achieved significant change.

Abbott, Hockey’s mañana moment

The Abbott government has put off making the really tough decisions in its first budget.

Archibald cool on climate outlook

A new book on climate change paints a grim view of the future, but not for the reasons you may think.



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