“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” John Lennon

Latest Papers

The working papers collection comprises historical papers as well as current ideas and works in progress on some of the major issues and topics of our times.

Policing Anxiety (released 13 July 2006)
The effect of the western world's response to terrorism.
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Lifting Indigenous Employment (released 12 July 2006)
Discussion of the imperative to increase Indigenous employment. (5,024 words)
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The politician as community catalyst: A conversation with Kevin Rudd (released 11 July 2006)
A conversation with Kevin Rudd recorded 9 February, 2006 at Parliament House in Canberra
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Simon's Struggle (released 11 July 2006)
A version of this article on Simon Crean's pre-selection battle in Victoria was published as "Friction from the Factions", Courier Mail, 08/03/2006
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Opinion Editorial Financial Review 6 Jan 2006 (released 11 July 2006)
A call for reconciliation with Australia's Aboriginal nations.
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Day of the Terrigal (Audio) (released 11 July 2006)
A commentary on the resignation of Bob Carr read by author Peter Botsman
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Day of the Terrigal (released 10 July 2006)
A commentary on the resignation of Bob Carr
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Democracy: Whitlam's Forgotten and Forbidden Legacy 1960-1972 (released 7 June 2006)
Party Democracy: Whitlam's Forgotten and Forbidden Legacy 1960-1972 a paper presented to the New Institute, Newcastle, 16th November, 2005
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