Accessibility Tools

  • Content scaling 100%
  • Font size 100%
  • Line height 100%
  • Letter spacing 100%

Clement Macintyre

Clement Macintyre

Clement Macintyre is Head of the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide. He has research interests in British and Australian politics and political history, and has recently published papers on South Australian political history and Australian Constitutional structures. He is a regular media commentator on Australian State and national politics.

Clement Macintyre reviews 'Mortgage Nation: The 2004 Australian Election' edited by Marian Simms and John Warhurst

April 2007, no. 290 01 April 2007
Australian elections are not what they used to be. The policy debates have been reduced to ten-second audio grabs. The big public rallies have been replaced with pre-packaged and scripted set-piece television events. According to the majority of the contributors to this account of the 2004 election, the passions that Australian voters once carried to the polling booth have been swapped for somethi ... (read more)

Clement Macintyre reviews 'The Lure of Politics: Geoff Gallop’s Government 2001–2006' by Lesley van Schoubroeck

February 2011, no. 328 04 May 2011
A few months after the 2010 federal election, Geoff Gallop delivered the annual Hawke Lecture at the University of South Australia. In an address focused upon political engagement, he canvassed some possible reforms to the Australian political system. Among a number of other proposals, he called for appointments to Cabinet from outside the parliaments. As he explained, ‘our current method for pr ... (read more)