Centre for the Study of Australian Politics - Platform Papers

A central part of the Centre’s mission is to engage individuals in discussions pertaining to Australian politics and political science. In an effort to make this mission a reality we showcase here pieces written by current students and researchers in this field which raise issues for discussion.

Obama's twice in a lifetime speech and Tony Abbott's unwelcome welcome

...[Obama's visit] gave followers of politics a rare opportunity to observe the performances of three distinct leaders in three distinct roles. These leadership roles impart varying levels of authority and encourage leaders to act in different ways. Of these, the role of the opposition leader in welcoming the visiting leader is most interesting because of its ambiguity. While prime ministers have the authority to speak on behalf of the nation,... Read more

A way forward in kidney procurement

Many of you will have come across advertisements encouraging you to talk to your loved ones about organ donation. This is a manifestation of the government’s latest set of initiatives to increase the organ donation rate. The plan is to optimise our system for procuring organs from deceased individuals. The government’s reform package is the best way forward for getting more of those organs for donation — hearts and lungs for example — which... Read more

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