AQ Back Issues 2008

AQ: Australian Quarterly has been published since 1929. Back issues of many issues are available for purchase.

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AQ – Volume 80, Issue 1

A Cool Look at Global Warming Australia is faced with two environmental problems of great significance. They are: how to manage water in a dry continent that may be moving into another long dry period, and how to find acceptable alternatives to fossil based energy within a society that is... ...Read More

AQ – Volume 80, Issue 2

Between Somewhere and Nowhere: Brendan Nelson as Federal Liberal Leader It is a well known cliché that the job of opposition leader is the toughest in politics. In recent Australian history, less that one in three opposition leaders has managed to make the transition to Prime Ministership. Dr Nelson has... ...Read More

AQ – Volume 80, Issue 3

The Second Transition - Hope and Fear With less than a year before South Africa’s fourth democratic elections, the country finds itself gripped in a vice of political uncertainty, internal dissention and leadership transition. The end of the second (and final) term of President Thabo Mbeki’s rule has resulted in... ...Read More

AQ – Volume 80, Issue 4

It's Time: Women and Affirmative Action in the Liberal Party Australian political parties may legally pursue affirmative-action policies of quotas if they are intended to achieve equal or near-equal outcomes between men and women. The Labor Party has taken advantage of this to bolster the number of women in its... ...Read More

AQ – Volume 80, Issue 5

Imagining a Future for Public Education There has been an increase in enrolments in private schools in recent years. In response it has been suggested that we need to 'support' public education. The debate plays out in the media as if it is a polarised system. It may be, however,... ...Read More

AQ – Volume 80, Issue 6

The Great Depression Revisited The current financial crisis and emerging "recession" has inevitably stirred memories of and comparisons with what became known as the "Great Depression" of the late 1920s and early 1930s. In that context it may be of interest to readers to peruse a selection of the responses... ...Read More