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Queensland is making election history with two women leaders, so why is the campaign focused on men?
Posted on: October 25, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Queensland is making election history with two women leaders, so why is the campaign focused on men?

The Queensland election is a history-making poll. For the first time in a state or federal election, two women are going head-to-head. Does this mean gender equality issues are finally writ large across an election campaign? Sadly, neither Labor’s Annastacia Palaszczuk, nor the Liberal National Party’s Deb Frecklington appear to be interested in highlighting the needs and perspectives of women ahead of election day on October 31. Women making political…

COVID won't kill populism, even though populist leaders have crisis badly
Posted on: October 17, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

COVID won’t kill populism, even though populist leaders have handled the crisis badly

Three of the world’s most populist leaders of modern times – Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, have handled the COVID crisis badly. All three have caught it. In the Financial Times, chief economics commentator Martin Wolf has asked whether this spells the end of the sort of right wing aggressive populism that has been so successful in recent times. Martin Wolf – will Covid-19 kill off…

Blunders aside, most Australians believe state premiers have been effective leaders during pandemic
Posted on: October 16, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Blunders aside, most Australians believe state premiers have been effective leaders during pandemic

Since 2018, we have tracked public perceptions of the leadership of various Australian institutions — including government — as part of our Australian Leadership Index. Before the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Australia in March, public perceptions of the federal and state governments were consistently poor. Political leaders were seen to be serving themselves and other vested interests, rather than the public interest. However, since the start of the pandemic and…

COVID won't kill populism, even though populist leaders have crisis badly
Posted on: October 15, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

COVID won’t kill populism, even though populist leaders have crisis badly

Three of the world’s most populist leaders of modern times – Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, have handled the COVID crisis badly. All three have caught it. In the Financial Times, chief economics commentator Martin Wolf has asked whether this spells the end of the sort of right wing aggressive populism that has been so successful in recent times. Martin Wolf – will Covid-19 kill off…

Trump reportedly played down the risk of COVID-19 to avoid 'panic'. How much should leaders say, and when?
Posted on: September 13, 2020 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

Trump reportedly played down the risk of COVID-19 to avoid ‘panic’. How much should leaders say, and when?

News that US President Donald Trump was fully seized of the deadly potential of the novel coronavirus, despite his sustained public dismissals, has provoked anger and surprise. Audio recordings from interviews granted to veteran reporter Bob Woodward expose a clear disconnect between the president’s many public utterances, dating back to January, and those he made to Woodward intended for reporting at a later time. “You just breathe the air and…