• Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards 2016

    Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards 2016

    I have worked for Western Sydney University since 2012 as a Sessional Tutor, Lecturer, and Research Adjunct. My association with the university, however, goes back to 2004 when I began my first history degree. Over […]

     
  • OME Participant Survey

    OME Participant Survey

    Hi there overseas traveller You will soon be going overseas as part of a university program. How exciting! The Epitome Abroad research group (see http://www.epitomeabroad.com) would like you to take part in a short survey […]

     
  • Pyne’s Review Panel: Will it help improve teacher quality?

    Pyne’s Review Panel: Will it help improve teacher quality?

    With the controversial appointment of Greg Craven to chair Christopher Pyne’s review education panel, the issue of teacher quality has again returned to the fore. If Craven recommends a neo-liberal teacher market, both the quality […]

     
  • Only a Republic Can Save Australia Day!

    Only a Republic Can Save Australia Day!

    Australia is a fantastic place to live and it is only right that we have a national celebration every year. It is becoming increasing clear, however, that 26 January is unsustainable as the date of […]

     
  • Project Republic

    Project Republic

    It’s time for some straight talking about Australia’s future We need a head of state who shares a genuine affinity with our country. True independence does not require us to relinquish affection for the Queen […]

     
  • Official Thematic Musings Facebook Page

    Dear friends, Just a quick announcement, Thematic Musings now has an official Facebook page. If you would like to stay informed when new articles are published then this page for you. The other major benefit […]

     
  • On Political Footy Fans

    On Political Footy Fans

    Karl Marx famously claimed that religion was the opiate of the people, however, many insightful sociologists have noted that things are different in Australia. For the Australian masses it is not religion but sport that […]

     
  • The Future of the Greens without Brown

    The Future of the Greens without Brown

    It is not often in Australian politics that a major leadership change occurs without leaks, rumours or the media somehow getting a sense of changing winds. Yet that is exactly what has happened today with […]

     
  • On the wisdom of smart phones

    On the wisdom of smart phones

    For the better part of a century, Western males have had two essential items they need when leaving the house; their wallet and their keys. It is a genuinely terrifying experience to realise either are […]

     
  • Repercussions of the Rudd coup: how the right wing got it wrong

    Repercussions of the Rudd coup: how the right wing got it wrong

    Mosaic law contends that the sins of the father shall be visited upon the son. In the travelling circus known as the Australian Labor Party it seems that the sins of the Right faction, ironically […]