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

Old-school political warrior

A new biography highlights the importance of Bob Santamaria to the Australian political landscape.

People’s voice deserves to be heard

I met my first left-wingers not long after I'd left the bush to attend university in Perth. The experience was much as I'd been told to expect.

Political ‘animals’ the most equal of all

Tony Abbott has promised a root and branch overhaul of politicians' travel entitlements; let's hope he is true to his word.

Lack of leadership on entitlements

The Abbott government has been hurt by a failure to take a stand on politicians' entitlements.

Helicopter view of the black book

The Bishop expenses scandal is a clear example of how out of touch the political class is with everyday Australians.

Tough atop the political tree

Politics is a ruthless business, where poor performers are quickly found out and (more often than not) moved on.

Labor leader short on connection

The findings of the royal commission into unions, particularly as they apply to Labor leader Bill Shorten, may yet extract a political price.

Succour no more, Europe tells Greece

The Greek financial crisis bears an eerie similarity to events in Athens thousands of years earlier.

Rudd not asked to ‘own’ his role

One crucial question was missing from the excellent TV documentary The Killing Season, and it goes to the heart of the matter.

Shorten plays to win the base

Bill Shorten seems intent on winning support of the Labor rank and file before taking on the government.

Stains remain among Labor’s dirty laundry

It matters not whom one believes in the ABC documentary The Killing Season, the answer's the same for Labor.

Fifa furphy inquiry just the start

An investigation into Australia's failed bid for the Fifa world cup should be just the start of a closer look at how taxpayers' money is spent overseas.

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