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Evatt Journal Vol. 17

Vol. 17, No. 3

The past, present and future of human rights in Australia

The Evatt Foundation proudly presents a suite of events to celebrate and critically reflect on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Eleanor Roosvelt, Mary Alice Evatt, Gillian Triggs, Elizabeth Evatt, Tanya Plibersek, and many more. More

Evatt AGM: Guest Speaker: Jim Stanford: Challenges and prospects for the labour movement

All members are entitled, invited and encouraged to attend the AGM on Tuesday 13th November 2018, 5.30-6.30 p.m., NSW Parliamant House, Macquarie Streeet, Sydney. More


News & Views

We are ready for this challenge

We'll win, says the new ACTU President, Michele O'Neil. More

Systematically corrupt capitalism

Evan Jones brings perspective to the scandalous Australian finance industry.​ More

Return of the money power

Kosmas Tsokhas reviews Dick Bryan and Mike Rafferty's new book on the inequity of financial capitalism. More

Dental care: the problem and the solution

We can fix Australia's dental health, argues John Menadue. More


Inequality stocktake ... or snowjob?

Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell look inside the Productivity Commission’s new report. More

CEO pay skyrockets

Man trousers $36 million a year for selling pizzas! More

Inequality cripples the economy

A new agenda is needed, argues Stephen Bell. More

Labour's falling income share and growing inequality

Frances Flanagan and Frank Stilwell introduce a special issue of JAPE. More

Reclaiming the Fair Go: In honour of Joseph Stiglitz: 2018 Peace Prize

Yes, to tackle inequality we must 'change the rules' in the labour market, says Jim Stanford. More

Is the fair go gone forever? Garry Barrett and Stephen Whelan find some hope. More


The Wealth of the Nation

Evatt's ground-breaking report on wealth inequality in Australia. More

Events: 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Past: Theatre: Eleanor and Mary Alice

Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre, Wed to Sat, 5-8 December, 8.00 pm (plus matinee on Saturday 1.30 pm), $30/$15. More

The Present: Public lecture: Gillian Triggs, introduced by Elizabeth Evatt with vote of thanks by Tanya Plibersek

Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sunday 9 December 6.00 pm, $25/$10. More

The Future: Public forum: Larissa Baldwin, Dulce Munoz, Nas Campanella, Danny Xanadu, Dinesh Wasiwel, convened by Danielle Celermajer

Law School Foyer, University of Sydney, Monday 10 December, 6.00 pm, Free with RSVP. More

Other Events

Vol. 17, No. 2

News, views & papers

The inequality crisis, industry bargaining and the future of the union movement

How wealthy is Australia? Introductory remarks by Christopher Sheil. More

Industry bargaining is the solution, argues Jo Schofield in the major address. More

Budget roundup

The make-believe land of Turnbull, Morrison & co., by Frank Stilwell. More

Australia's rich to get richer, by Robert Tanton and Jinjing Li, plus links to all the best commentary. More

What the fair go means: full text of Bill Shorten's address in reply. More

The Evatt artfest

David Stratton opens the Mary Alice Evatt: Art for the People exhibition.​ More

The disappearance of art: the 2018 Annual Evatt Lecture by Ian Milliss. More

Gough Whitlam and the party of the fair go

The full text of Anthony Albanese's Shellharbour address. More

OECD meets Piketty

Ronald Janssen finds high returns and low investment in the OECD's latest Economic Outlook. More


Aspiration & inequality

A view from the Evatt Foundation. More


Vol. 17, No. 1

Evatt Art Festival, Katoomba: 18-19 May

Join the gala art weekend in the Blue Mountains: Mary Alice Evatt: Art for the People exhibition opening by David Stratten; Curator's talk by Melissa Boyde; Annual Evatt Dinner and Lecture with Ian Milliss: see our events section below for the details and bookings.


News & VIEWS

Change the rules

It's time to join the union, says Sally McManus. More

Brahmin Left vs Merchant Right

Thomas Piketty searches for the response to rising inequality. More

'Neoliberalism': what's in a word?

Daniel Rodgers sparks a debate over the linguistic omnivore of our times. More

Is Trump right about 'free trade'?

Jim Stanford outlines the issues. More

It’s time for a Human Rights Act

We must do more than protect religion, insists John Menadue. More

Keating & his caucus

Jim Snow recalls the party room during Paul Keating's government.​ More

Inequality round-up

News on inequality in Australia and elsewhere in 2018 (so far). More


The sins of a nation, the ritual of apology, the work of repentance

Danielle Celermajer looks into the meaning of national apologies. More

Tony Jones on Lionel Murphy, ASIO & Croatian fascism

Paul Lynch reviews the first novel by the host of the ABC's Q&A. More

The compassionate city

We shape our cities, and our cities shape us, explains Jenny Donovan. More

Where have we come from and where to next?

Tackling inequality is absolutely central to good economic policy, argues Wayne Swan. More


Classes & politics

A view from the Evatt Foundation. More


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