• Yes or no is not a black or white issue

    Geoffrey Robinson     |      October 14, 2023

    The 1967 Referendum on Aboriginal citizenship was a triumphant success because it appealed to Australians’ sense of equality, unity and national identity. Today’s Referendum on a Voice to Parliament seems set to fail for exactly the same reason.

  • How Labor lost the people

    Geoffrey Robinson     |      May 20, 2019

    After confidently predicting a Labor victory for the last three years, the pundits are now explaining the reasons why Labor lost. Central to the defeat was the party’s inability to convince enough people it would make their lives better in the future, rather than threaten their prosperity today.