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

Iraq intervention will fail … again

Continuing Western interference in a 1,300-plus year sectarian conflict in the Middle East only fans the flames of hatred.

Populist play along legal lines

Two very different sets of policies - one Australian, one Chinese - are disrupting what has been a very lucrative part of the property investment market.

Major reform needs public support

Neither the premier nor his minister ever provided evidence to support their council amalgamation plan.

Sub-sized fleet can’t do the job

Australia needs a submarine fleet of 24 to cover the nation's future needs.

Voters aren’t buying ‘Team Australia’

Tony Abbott and his team appear to have no ability to deal with the mire they have sunk into.

Barnett plan a casualty of coercion

The government lost the argument on council amalgamations because it was unable to prosecute the case for their alleged benefits.

Captain’s call just an educated guess

A remarkable similarity is evident in the leadership styles of Australia's past three prime ministers.

Doing China’s dirty work

With US and Australian investigators' enthusiastic assistance, China is tracking down corrupt officials' ill-gotten gains; but the playbook calls for a familiar ending.

Integrity missing from lobbyist bill

As often happens when politicians try to legislate lobbyists, it's what's not included that's most compelling.

Team Abbott not tough enough

Voter sentiment has turned against the Abbott government because of its inability to make tough decisions.

Calls for moderation ignored

The Egyptian president made an important speech addressing radical Islam earlier this month, but it was largely ignored in the West.

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.

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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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