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WHAT IS ‘PIVOT’?

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WHAT IS ‘PIVOT’? A RECENT HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Whilst the word “pivot” tends to be feared by overly cautious career politicians, shifts in policies have become a recurring theme in modern politics. With greater economic and political volatility, our leaders continue to protect domestic interests through changes to short-term and long-term strategic goals. Although policy pivots have aimed to advance the position of a country in the anarchic international order, all changes have had ramifications on both a domestic and international stage. Pivot to Cold War Hostilities The end of the Second World War brought about a supposed lasting
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Analysis

This election is a leap between the periphery

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The hard left and the hard right have monopolised public debate in Australia.  There is no reason to wonder why so many voters have registered their ballots at pre-poll stations this election. Australians are dismayed by a political system that has magnified the fringe at a loss to the rational centre. Throughout history, Australians by far and wide have voted in the majority for the Coalition’s economic record while maintaining an interest in considered positive reform. It is fair to say that former Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd did not snatch government from the indomitable John Howard on a platform
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Opinion

Unrealistic, divided and hypocritical: Why waste your vote on the toxic Greens?

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What do you think of when you hear the word “Greens”? If you’re a Lib, you’re probably already foaming at the mouth, but too often you hear left-leaning people throw around various buzzwords about how virtuous the Greens are, like how they are “environmentalists”, “progressives”, “tolerant” and “feminists”. Or maybe you’re drawn to their call of “doing politics differently” and their stance on minorities. The reality is far different. The Greens are a party of protest. They are a party of division. And most critically, a party of toxicity. Whatever might draw you to the Greens, here are just a
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