Dr James C. Murphy

Lecturer, Political Science, School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

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Politics & Society


‘Labor is a fair-weather friend of unionism’

With various Australian elections on the horizon, it shouldn’t be a surprise Labor governments are distancing themselves from the CFMEU. It’s happened throughout their history

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Politics & Society

Deciphering the legacy of Danism

Even as Daniel Andrews resigned as premier of Victoria after almost a decade in the job we got an insight into the control he has over his own legend and legacy

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Politics & Society


Book extract

The making and unmaking of the East-West Link

A new book explores how Melbourne’s multi-billion dollar East-West Link that promised to knit the city together was stymied from the start

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Politics & Society

Broken parachutes

The 2022 election is yet another sign that the days of ‘parachuted in’ star power are over – voters want candidates with grassroots

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Politics & Society

Fifty shades of teal

The independent “teal” candidates have shaken up the 2022 Australian election campaign, but there are plenty of idiosyncrasies among them

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