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Inclusive Prosperity

“Joe Hockey attacks our Inclusive Prosperity Commission in Parliament” By Michael Cooney

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Labor’s retrograde thinkers By Michael Cooney

The Oz weighs in! Savour this top shelf rant from the Australian newspaper's editorial column, responding – though we use the word in a broad sense – to the launch Read More

Tax and the art of semantic contortion By Andrew Leigh

Like the sign over the bar that reads ‘Free Beer Tomorrow’, the Liberals are always telling the vulnerable that they have to suffer today for the hope of a better Read More

Executive director and commission co-chair Michael Cooney launch remarks to alp national policy forum By Michael Cooney

Chifley Research Centre inclusive prosperity commission The international debate about growing economic inequality has entered a fascinating new phase in 2015.  A serious policy and political assault on growing wealth concentration Read More

Federal labor’s think tank launches inclusive prosperity commission By Michael Cooney

The Chifley Research Centre, the think tank of the Australian Labor Party, is launching a major new economic policy project exploring the threat to Australia’s future economic growth presented by Read More

Future of Work

CRACKDOWN By Cressida Wall

What do Garfield Barwick and Josh Frydenberg have in common? Let me give you a clue: paid parental leave. The notorious Cressida Wall explains.   Oh my god.   A week after the Budget, Read More

MAY DAY – A DAY TO REFLECT ON OUR ACHIEVEMENTS By Brendan O'Connor

Over the weekend, on May Day, many Australians lined the city streets marching in commemoration of the achievements of workers. It’s a telling sign of solidarity internationally as people the world Read More

Inclusive prosperity: What next? By David Coats

The Chifley Research Centre were kind enough to organise a programme of meetings for me in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to coincide with the publication of my paper Building a Read More

Inequality is impacting our politics and our lifespans By David Coats

We should fear the effects of inequality on our politics and our lifespans, not just our economy and society. Inequality isn’t just destabilising capitalism or denying our people a fair Read More

Making the most of men and women at work and at home By Cilla DeLacy

I’ve just spent a year at home caring for my children after quitting a job in Melbourne to return to Perth for the sake of my husband’s health. It was Read More

New Progressive Thinking

Possibility before protest By Brad Chilcott

As founder and national director of Welcome to Australia my dream is that many thousands of refugees and other migrants arrive safely in Australia every year to be welcomed into Read More

“The integrity of the partisan” By Michael Cooney

This is an edited version of remarks to the Australian National Univeristy Meet the Author series, Canberra, 12 May 2015 What do we think of the person who thinks with the Read More

“Egalitarianism is under threat”? By Paula Matthewson

Paula Matthewson is a freelance communications adviser and writer on politics. She was media advisor to John Howard in the early 1990s and has worked in communications, political and advocacy Read More

Michael Cooney’s thanks to former PM Gillard at the launch of The Gillard Project: By Michael Cooney

BOOK LAUNCH   Julia Thanks – I think. I wish I’d written that. Right. I have at least two messages, at least two audiences, and far too many acknowledgements. It’s a definite Cooney-Gillard special. At Read More

Former Prime Minister Gillard’s speech to launch The Gillard Project: By Julia Gillard

Michael, thank you - for the invitation to be here tonight, for this thoughtful yet funny book and for being one of the great contemporary characters of Australian Labor politics.   I Read More

Progress is happening

Labor plans to rein in super concessions for wealthy in bid to raise $14bn

Retirees would have to pay 15% on super income over $75,000 and workers earning more than $250,000 face paying more tax on contributions Labor plans to wind back generous superannuation concessions Read More

SPEECH TO THE MCKELL INSTITUTE

SPEECH TO THE MCKELL INSTITUTE MONDAY, 4 MAY 2015 THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY It’s an honour to be here at this great Australian university, at the invitation of the McKell Institute. I’m here Read More

Time for all of us to act

Bill Shorten's International Women's Day speech to the Press Club.

Intergenerational report prepared by Baby Boomers who had the best deal of any generation

Abbott and Hockey talk of intergenerational theft, yet they seek to deny young people the benefits of government largesse that their generation enjoyed more than any other group in history. Nicholas Reece for The Age

Vale Kep Enderby

The ability to see through the fog of the present to the clarity of tomorrow exemplifies the great progressives of our time. From early on in his life and legal career it was clear that Keppel (Kep) Enderby was something of a master in this art.
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  • Catherine King

    Catherine King is the Shadow Minister for Health and Member for Ballarat.

    Cilla DeLacy

    Cilla has 20 years’ experience in public policy and corporate strategy across the water, land use planning and environmental management

    David Coats

    David Coats is in Australia as a Visitor at the Chifley Research Centre. He is a research fellow at the

    Gabrielle Kuiper

    Dr Gabrielle Kuiper has a background in science, sustainability and urban planning. She was previously Senior Adviser, Climate Change, Energy

    Jim Chalmers

    Jim Chalmers MP is Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition and for Trade and Investment, and the

    Michael Cooney

    Michael is the Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre. He was previously Speechwriter to Prime Minister the Hon Julia

    Paula Matthewson

    Paula Matthewson is a freelance communications adviser and writer on politics. She was media advisor to John Howard in the

    Terri Butler

    Terri Butler is the federal Labor Member for Griffith, Queensland.


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