Patrick Weller AO is professor emeritus in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University and an adjunct professor in the Centre for Governance and Public Policy. His books include Malcolm Fraser: Prime Minister (Penguin, 1989), Cabinet Government in Australia (UNSW Press, 2007) and Kevin Rudd: Twice Prime Minister (MUP, 2014).
The good old days
EssayIT’S NOT CRICKET. In the old days, sometime in the distant past, cricketers played by the spirit of the game – no sledging, no cheating, no questioning of the umpire’s decision. Now it’s all different: dominated by financial demands,...
Capitalism in conference or democratic gridlock?
EssayTHE WORLD TRADE Organisation (WTO) suddenly gained notoriety in Seattle in 1999 when demonstrations against it appeared on every television screen: in the sitting rooms of the rich, the lobbies of global corporations and the crowded slums of the...