Essential Report

John Della Bosca – Every Australian Counts

May 8, 2012

John Della Bosca was a long-serving NSW Labor minister. He is now national campaign director of Every Australian Counts.

TRENDS: Who loves a nanny state?

May 7, 2012

Peter Lewis talks us through our love for a nanny state — as long as it doesn’t overstep the mark

The metaphorical nannies are out to control us; to mollycoddle and corrupt us; to intervene and suppress the free spirit in those of us who just want to puff on a ciggie or punt on a pokie or jump off a cliff because the other kids are doing it.

But while collectively we denounce a controlling nanny state, EMC polling shows that most of us actually like a designated grown up. Peter Lewis talks us through the details on 3Q.


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