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We are looking for someone special to join our team in the new leadership role of Associate Director as we pursue Gough's vision of a more equal, open, tolerant and independent Australia.
It's Time to help us make it happen. Applications close 7 November 2016.
In our latest Perspectives Paper, the Hon Bob Debus AM explores how lessons from the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and beyond have been neglected or ignored. How our fixation on 'tough on crime' rhetoric contributes to skyrocketing incarceration rates, seeing funding diverted from rehabilitation and diversionary programs and instead into funding prison beds. How a comprehensive response to the issues of incarceration remains entwined with the foundational infrastructure of community support, land rights and self-determination.
It is the "practical things" that Debus focuses on. "Practical things" that we must not equate with minimal reforms, but see as the actions upon which reform is built and meaningful change is realised.
Leadership starts with the
ability to articulate a vision, but what happens next?
In our latest publication, Professor Yeatman explores the central importance of political rhetoric for creating civil possibility, for articulating and therefore continually creating institutions such as the parliament, the political party, the public sector and the federal system of government.
What's most striking about Professor Yeatman's paper is not so much what it says about Gough but what it tells us about contemporary Australian politics.
Read it here.