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The Lowy Institute Interpreter has highlighted a new video from Vox giving a simple, quick and easy breakdown of Iran's government and upcoming parliamentary elections that will be held on 26 February. They say: Often Western media portrays Iran as just another top-down dictatorship with 'no politics to speak of', but there is real ideological 'tussle' within the Islamic Republic and its complex institutions. Iran…

Magna Carta

A timely reminder - The King is subject to the law. 'to no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice’ An affirmation that authority should be subject to law arising from the community itself, Magna Carta is a foundation stone of constitutional and parliamentary government. Let's hope the Foundation for Liberty is correct when…

The Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has been published today by The Honourable J. B. Hockey MP Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia and Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance of the Commonwealth of Australia The Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998 requires the Treasurer to publicly release and table a Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) report by the end of January in…

Rowan Atkinson's spirited, elegant and appropriately funny defence of free speech and the role of the law when offence and Insult is criminalised. http://youtu.be/gciegyiLYtY Thanks to @buckingham_j for the link. Links: Reform Section 5 [United Kingdom] Victims of section 5

Confessions of a "non-facebooker".. or.. why the cost of admission is too steep! If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold. - Andrew Lewis My colleague stood genuinely "stunned" for a few seconds while they tried to process the fact I was not on Facebook, had never used Facebook and clearly had no…

One can't help but wonder if the the lack of agreement between the Democratic and Republican parties over the proposed extension of the US debt ceiling is anything more than grand political theatre, although this time it appears to be a different ball-game with the growing role and influence of the "tea-party" members. Perhaps more telling is the role of…

As always, some very useful and timely links from Andrew Leigh. I would be interested in pursuing randomised trials in our Education Sector. Randomising in the UK. In 2003, the UK government started a major randomised evaluation of the Employment Retention and Advancement project (ERA), to test the effectiveness of interventions to improve job retention and advancement prospects for low…

The Victorian Government has released the Victorian Government Action Plan: Strengthening Community Organisations. A significant outcome is the establishment of the Office for the Community Sector at the Department of Planning and Community Development. It will be responsible for implementing the plan which addresses the streamlining of bureaucratic processes; workforce development in the community sector; and ongoing sustainability for community…

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