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Nick Martin

Nick Martin
Nick is the Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party, and Chair of the Chifley Research Centre. He has worked at the National Secretariat in Canberra since 2005, helping to rebuild the Labor Party at the national level in the lead-up to the 2007 election campaign. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws, both from Canberra's Australian National University.

Articles by Nick Martin

Reasons to be cheerful: Australia remains a social democratic nation

With the election of the Abbott Government, progressives across Australia settled into a funk. A conservative victory at the polls seemed to herald a significant change in voter attitudes. All too easily, those on the Left in Australia seemed to … Read More

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Blue Labour and Renewing Social Democracy

Lord Maurice Glasman (UK Labour), was recently interviewed by Chair of the Chifley Research Centre, Nick Martin. They explore the recent debates around “Blue Labour” in the UK as well as the renewal of the Labour Party through creative community … Read More

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Italian Democrats wake up with an electoral hangover

Italy’s centre-left have won the election, but will they lose the war against austerity and populist challengers? Many hoped an emphatic win in Italy for the Partito Democratico (PD) would cement a new left agenda in continental Europe. The reality … Read More

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Developing the Young Progressive Leaders of the future

It’s pretty common these days to hear from older generations that young Australians aren’t interested in politics. There’s the common refrain that young people are apathetic, and that they are more willing to ‘like’ something on Facebook than stand up … Read More

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Conference Wrap Up: Building a Progressive Australia

Being the oldest political party in Australia, Labor and the progressive movement have a proud legacy of innovation and progress in Australian society. Our movement has laid the basis for nation building and economic growth, the expansion of social services … Read More

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Responding to the challenge

Since its foundation, Labor has been Australia’s progressive party. For 120 years we have been a source of innovation and progress in Australian society, laying the basis for nation building and economic growth, the expansion of social services and one … Read More

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