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.

Counting the cost of Barnett’s binge

The Barnett years will be remembered for many things, but economic responsibility is not among them.

Pre-emptive Putin takes aim at caliphate

With a large Muslim population of its own, Vladimir Putin is hoping to counter the threat posed by Islamic terrorists before unrest begins inside Russia, while also propping up the Syrian regime.

Turnbull’s coming for your hard-earned

Taxation 'reform' inevitably means Australia's hard-working mums and dads will be paying more.

Liberals fear fair-weather friends

Labor and Greens voters are so glad Tony Abbott's gone they are indicating their support for Malcolm Turnbull. But will this support transfer to the ballot box?

Easy to be wise after the fact

Some of our elected officials would be wise to consider their decisions more closely in light of recent events.

Turnbull needs to grasp the nettle

A federal election before next year's budget remains a possibility if the government remains boxed in on economic reform.

Turnbull’s city-centric transport plan

The Nationals may have corralled Malcolm Turnbull on some of his pet issues, but the new PM has a clear infrastructure agenda.

Collaborative regional focus for WA research hub

A new Perth-based think tank will have a vital research role to play in the Indian Ocean region.

Nationals wary of ‘Whitlamite’ Turnbull

A strong win at the next election will strengthen the new PM's hand in relations with his coalition partners.

Republican hopefuls look to trump ‘The Donald’

Donald Trump may be the early frontrunner, but only time will tell whether his appeal with Republican voters can be sustained.

Beazley praises our significant other

China may be top of mind for many businesses, but US investment here speaks volumes about the depth of Washington's relationship with Australia.

Let the soul searching begin

The Abbott government needs to acknowledge its mistakes if it is to mount a comeback in the polls, and win the 2016 election.



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