Democracy in Australia

June 3, 2016 by  

With this year’s long election campaign in full swing, many Australians are doubtless tiring of the often wearying daily grind of policy announcements, campaign public appearances, photo-opportunities, mutual mud-slinging, and over-analysed play-by-play journalism…writes Dr Colin Rubenstein. Read more

A Wrong Turn

December 20, 2012 by  

The United Nations General Assembly vote on November 29, upgrading the Palestinian mission at the UN to the status of an “observer state” was a unilateral move which violated a core tenet of the Oslo Accords, stipulating that neither party would attempt to unilaterally change the legal status of the West Bank and Gaza…writes Dr Colin Rubenstein. Read more

Integration the Key to Multicultural Success

February 19, 2011 by  

Federal Immigration Minister Chris Bowen on Wednesday spoke at the Sydney Institute praising the “genius of Australian Multiculturalism”. Yesterday, he launched a new national multicultural strategy entitled The People of Australia. It was also announced that the government will establish a new independent advisory body to help implement and build on the policy. Meanwhile, Senator Kate Lundy has been named Parliamentary Secretary of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, and will now focus on implementing the new policy. Read more