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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

Mature debate on our future needed, not Tea Party-style militancy By Tim Dixon

by Matt Browne and Tim Dixon Populist short-termism is threatening Australia's glowing economic potential, write Tim Dixon and Matt Browne. From outside, Australia seems stuck in a moment of diminished ambition and Read More

17 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, over the next couple of weeks we’ll be posting blog entries from those who participated in the inaugural Young Progressive Read More

07 Sep 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Developing the Young Progressive Leaders of the future By Nick Martin

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 Read More

01 Jul 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Technology is a great tool – but it is people that will change politics By Tim Dixon

by Tim Dixon and Jeremy Heimans When technology comes to politics, journalists seem to replace their boilerplate cynicism with frothy enthusiasm. In America, an ageing Newt Gingrich is acclaimed because he Read More

28 Jun 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Crisis = Danger + Opportunity By Chifley Research Centre

By Jenny McAllister Its said that the Chinese character for crisis is a combination of the characters for danger and opportunity. What can this fact tell us about Review 2010's warning of Read More

10 May 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Conference Wrap Up: Building a Progressive Australia By Nick Martin

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 Read More

06 May 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

The hard labour of rebuilding progressive politics By Tim Dixon

The community’s distaste right now for politicians and the political process is really something. Labor is suffering the brunt of that disenchantment – and we’ve done our fair share to Read More

29 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Winning from Opposition By Chifley Research Centre

Bruce Hawker We often hear commentators say "oppositions don't win elections, governments lose them". What a load of rubbish. A well organised, highly disciplined and clear thinking opposition can take a Read More

29 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking
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