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.

Recent articles

Stadium’s true cost stays hidden

Borrowing off the books may minimise the damage to official state debt but the money has to come from somewhere - taxpayers.

Team Abbott lacks coherent strategy

Tony Abbott may believe 2014 has been a year of achievement for his government, but its legislative shortcomings are all-too apparent.

From bad to worse on budget

The slump in iron ore royalties is going to hurt the state's already parlous budget position.

Defence of WA vital in Indian Ocean

A lobby group argues WA's central position in the increasingly important Pacific and Indian regions must be key to defence planning.

Few major scores, some own goals

The Abbott government certainly had no honeymoon period, and things are no rosier more than 12 months after it took power.

Silence is deafening on CO2 spend

Politicians on both sides of the fence tread cautiously on the issue of CO2 emissions ... well, most of them.

Is this Abbott’s Eureka moment?

Politicians rarely voluntarily seek to lower the tax take or reduce the size of government, so what's behind Tony Abbott's call for a 'mature' debate over the federation?

Has centralist vision had its time?

The Whitlam legacy lives on, on both sides of the political fence, in the push for ever-greater concentration of power in Canberra.

A galling lack of subtlety

Colin Barnett's tough talk on iron ore has all the hallmarks of a government fearful of losing control of the narrative.

Threat requires political leadership

The lack of a political plan to confront emerging terrorist threats is a grave concern for Australia.

Labor’s bitter past resurfaces

Julia Gillard's autobiography has poured salt into a few old wounds.

Global warming: humble pie served cold?

Debate is hotting up over longer-term climate trends, historical temperature statistics and a recent expansion of the Antarctic sea ice.

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Exporters

LabelValue
Rio Tinto$26.71bn
BHP Billiton Iron Ore$24.30bn
North West Shelf Venture$19.62bn
Fortescue Metals Group$12.48bn
Woodside Petroleum$6.09bn
Others$81.20bn
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