Greg Melleuish


Featured Publication

  • A Short History of Australian Liberalism 16 March 2000 | OP74
    This study was written in response to what I see as the misleading nature of the studies of Australian liberalism that have been produced to date. The dominant theme of these studies has been to trace the history of liberalism…...
    This study was written in response to what I see as the misleading nature of the studies of Australian liberalism that have been produced to date. The dominant theme of these studies has been to trace the history of liberalism…
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Media & Commentary

  • Students should seize the day, not the decade 14 January 2013 | The Australian
    IT seems we in the West have sleepwalked into an entirely new type of human society. Most societies throughout history have had only a small number of old people, high infant mortality and a significantly younger population than ours. We…
    IT seems we in the West have sleepwalked into an entirely new type of human society. Most societies throughout history have had only a small number of old people, high infant mortality and a significantly younger population than ours. We…
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  • Learning how West was won 19 June 2012 | The Australian
    But what history is the obvious question. It is impossible for anyone, be they a professional historian let alone an ordinary citizen, to know about every aspect of the human past. This means we need to be selective when considering…
    But what history is the obvious question. It is impossible for anyone, be they a professional historian let alone an ordinary citizen, to know about every aspect of the human past. This means we need to be selective when considering…
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  • Finkelstein would take us back before 1695 16 March 2012 | The Australian
    The benefits of freedom of expression are obvious. It allows for a range of views to be canvassed in the public arena, for criticism to be made of mad, bad and foolish government policies and for alternatives to the received…
    The benefits of freedom of expression are obvious. It allows for a range of views to be canvassed in the public arena, for criticism to be made of mad, bad and foolish government policies and for alternatives to the received…
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  • The Paradox of Australian Liberalism 22 January 2001 | The Australian Financial Review
    In colonial Australia the majority of people called themselves liberals and saw liberalism as the means of attaining political and social progress. Yet for a large part of the twentieth century Australian development was harmed and held back by policies…
    In colonial Australia the majority of people called themselves liberals and saw liberalism as the means of attaining political and social progress. Yet for a large part of the twentieth century Australian development was harmed and held back by policies…
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