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  • Five reasons we wish were more like New Zealand

    • June 27, 2018
    • Neer Korn

    For our recent study, The Who We Are Edition – Exploring Australian Identity, we asked Australians how they would describe our lifestyle to someone overseas. Their top two responses were somewhat correlated. Their most common answer, and one contrary to much of what they hear and read in the media and public debate, is that we all get along so well despite our ethnic diversity, and that we are so unlike many other nations that are filled with division and strife. And their second most frequent response? That we are a nation of fundamentally nice people with a reputation globally as being good citizens.

    But of late Australians have been feeling that we are not living up to the standard we set ourselves and have diminished those very qualities that invoke our national pride. New Zealand by contrast, a country we regard with the fondness afforded a sibling, is perceived to be way ahead of us in several areas.

    This became clear in a follow up question in that same study where we asked what they define to be unAustralian or contrary to our ethos and identity or even shameful. Many of their answers elicited just how differently they perceive New Zealand to be.

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    27

  • A tale of two labels: Australian Made Vs Health Star Rating

    • August 2, 2017
    • Neer Korn

    A new label will soon become a familiar site in many supermarket aisles, informing consumers how Australian a product is. Consumers love the idea. Their appetite for supporting Australian growers and manufacturers has grown markedly these past few years. They may even be ready to put their money where their mouth is. So they are hopeful and enthusiastic about clear labelling that is easy to digest.

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  • How conservative are Australian voters?

    • June 9, 2016
    • Neer Korn

    On a number of key issues both leaders of our major parties and their colleagues insist on some policies that are far more conservative than the population would like.

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    Jun

    09

  • Australians want Abbott to hush up

    • December 2, 2015
    • Neer Korn

    Comedians will sometimes push the boundaries of good taste too far by telling a tasteless joke and responding to an unsure audience with “too soon?” So too with former politicians, especially Prime Ministers. Tony Abbott is doing himself no favours in his frequent media appearances. The Australian public stopped listening to him sometime while he was in office (perhaps even before), so they certainly aren’t going to start again now.

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    02