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Entries Tagged as 'Julia Gillard'

Julia Gillard’s sense of climate urgency dissipates

July 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Posts

Our new Prime Minister Julia Gillard seems to have a great sense of urgency when it comes to defusing the electoral hazards she perceives in Labor’s recent policies on the mining tax, the boats, and (shortly) climate change. Even though the Reserve Bank’s Warrick McKibbin is pointing out that industry wants a carbon price, she has rejected [...]

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A teensy step towards a real “education revolution”

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Posts

Nice to see Julia Gillard’s taking my advice. Two years ago Ryan Independent commented on the absolute need to wrest schools from the educrats and return them to local control: “I suggest a focus on more fundamental issues, such as giving local school communities greater autonomy and accountability through their elected School Councils, providing adequate [...]

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