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By David McKnight

Maps the loss of life of politics in line with the normal competition among Left and correct, and provides a provocative argument for the emergence of a brand new values-based politics in Australia.

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QX5 13/7/05 1:29 PM Page 36 36 Beyond Right and Left in terms of providing a public service and a public good, which are not reducible to commercial calculation. Yet the forces ranged against such journalism, both within and outside the industry, are growing, driven by the commercial imperative. Neo-liberalism versus family values The effect of the new commercial values is most keenly felt when they affect our most intimate places: our immediate circle, our family and close friends. Families, friendships and other non-market bonds are a problem for economic liberalism and the commercial culture which it promotes.

In the New Capitalism, work has been transformed. 10 Australia once led the world in reducing working hours, but now we are part of a process of polarisation of overwork and underemployment. At one end of the scale, work has become a matter of spending long hours away from home. About one-third of workers now work long or very long (50+) hours per week. More than half work overtime, and much of this is unpaid. Work has intensified, with fewer rest breaks and more understaffing. Many complain of work affecting family life and causing stress.

There were no monstrous club symbols burnished into the grass, no smoke-flare skydivers, crash-landing on the roofs of the stands, no Tina Turner or soap opera stars lip synching their latest hit. No media battalion, no advertising logos . . 25 This world of sport had almost passed by the 1970s, when the owners of television networks began to realise that coverage of sport was one of the cheapest ways to provide popular content around which advertising could be sold. QX5 13/7/05 1:29 PM Page 32 32 Beyond Right and Left sports administrators because it provided a massive boost of money and publicity.

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