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

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.

Genie out of the bottle in Iraq

The situation in Iraq is rapidly heading towards one of two social and political outcomes, both unpalatable to the West.

Concern as blue-ribbon seats go Green

Both the major political parties are worried about the Greens' growing influence at the national level.

Governments do their own ‘double dipping’

Duplication of services across all levels of government is costing the economy billions.

Abbott banks on flamboyant largesse

The federal government seems to have abandoned any effort at budget repair, and is instead focused on securing re-election.

New Silk Road to test China’s limits

China is banking on two enormous infrastructure projects helping it to shape the economic environment around its interests.

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