My column today in Sydney Morning Herald on how the gambling industry forced Prime Minister Gillard’s hand on the poker machine reform in a campaign involving Karl Bitar, the former national secretary of the ALP, and formerly one of Gillard’s closest advisors. Read the article
A review in the Sun-Herald today describes my essay ‘On Luck’ as “brilliant”. The essay is now included in an ‘On-nibus’ collection of eight of the “little books on big themes” essays published by Melbourne University Press in 2008.
Another standout is Anne Summers’s excellent essay on the notion of the “lucky country” – a phrase [...]