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Labor’s Future Lies In Progressive Leadership, not Progressive Liberalism By Tim Watts

Throughout the tumultuous highs and lows of the Australian Labor Party’s 120 year history, there has been one constant; an on-going existential debate about the party’s philosophical purpose. While in the Read More

07 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Tony Abbott and the worst of Howardism By Jim Chalmers

Tony Abbott has tried to tap into the nostalgia for the "golden age" of his political mentor John Howard, but it is cynical tactics they share, not leadership ability. It's true Read More

06 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Labor and the Asian Century By Tim Harcourt

Labor, the party that once thought Australia had the most to fear from Asia, a century later became the party that adopted the mantle of preparing Australia for the Asian Read More

06 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

At last! Less trivia and more facts on the costs of Abbott By Jim Chalmers

On Monday night on Helen Dalley’s Election 2013 program on Sky, my co-panellists Amanda Vanstone and Helen Coonan rubbished the idea that the Liberal Party would take from the pockets Read More

05 Mar 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Jobs Plan Sees Sense In Fostering Local Innovation By Jim Chalmers

Scarce public funding is best directed where it can do the most good. Labor`s jobs plan recognises that it is the innovation of medium-sized companies that will make a real Read More

25 Feb 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Today It Is About The State Of The Jobs Market By Jim Chalmers

Ever since George Washington delivered the first State of the Union in January 1790 its form and purpose have evolved. Thomas Jefferson dispensed with the inconvenience of a speech and circulated Read More

13 Feb 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

Here’s Hoping That Policies Will Get A Fair Airing By Jim Chalmers

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has done the right and brave thing in telling the country when the election will be. Right because it focuses the year on policy and takes Read More

04 Feb 2013 in New Progressive Thinking

After The Party By Chifley Research Centre

PerCapita have recently released a paper that tries to answer how Australia has spent the windfall of the mining boom Download here In the first decade of the century, Australia struck it Read More

18 Jun 2012 in New Progressive Thinking

Graham Freudenberg Donation By Chifley Research Centre

Graham Freudenberg has donated his fantastic personal archive to the Whitlam Institute ensuring that this historically significant collection will remain safe and accessible. As speechwriter and confidante to Gough Whitlam, Bob Read More

20 Sep 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Reclaiming The Environment For The Labour Movement By Chifley Research Centre

This is the first in our Young Progressive Leaders series, we will be posting blog entries from those who participated in the inaugural Young Progressive Leaders Program. Anyone who's been following Read More

20 Sep 2011 in New Progressive Thinking
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