Tag Archives: Julia Gillard

Why it’s still worth giving a Gonski

When the federal government was voted in mid-last year, many students and schools remained hopeful that the Review of Funding for Schooling (aka the “Gonski”) agreements made under Labor were going to be implemented.  Before the election, Liberal Education Minister Christopher Pyne promised that “you can vote Liberal or Labor …

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Ice Cream, Politics, Gossip Girl: Wayne Swan vs. the Mining Industry or Dan vs. Serena

Before I get into the latest column there’s a small matter I need to address. Since I started writing for Tharunka quite a few people have been coming up to me and saying “Hey Oz, great articles man/you are a genius/how can I be you/can I marry you?” which is …

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Opinion: Hands Up For A New Economic Paradigm

The carbon tax is the single most significant economic reform since the labour market reforms of the late eighties. It signals the internalisation of of environmental consequences into corporate accountability, reflecting the public’s acknowledgement that environmental assets must be valued economically in order to ensure that they are both protected …

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