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Faithful progressives By Brad Chilcott

Gandhi is famous in Christian circles for saying “I like your Christ. I don’t like your Christians – you are so unlike your Christ.” It seems that most people in the Western Read More

17 Jan 2014 in Progressive Australia

Reasons to be cheerful: Australia remains a social democratic nation By Nick Martin

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 Read More

15 Jan 2014 in Progressive Australia

The challenge of renewing social democracy By Anna Yeatman

Introduction At this moment the ALP is unable to be an effective political and democratic force and movement because it is unable to claim, defend, and renew its social democratic mission. Read More

08 Dec 2013 in Progressive Australia

We believe in a better Australia By Penny Wong

In opening day two of the Building a Progressive Future conference, Senator Penny Wong discussed Labor, our values, achievements and vision, in her plenary address. See Senator Wong's edited remarks Read More

06 Dec 2013 in Progressive Australia

Winning the War of Ideas By Jenny McAllister

The second Progressive Australia Conference brought together hundreds of activists, united in a shared passion for a fairer, more just Australia. In opening the conference, Labor’s National President, Jenny McAllister, challenged Read More

11 Nov 2013 in Progressive Australia

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 Progressive Australia

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 Progressive Australia

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 Progressive Australia

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 Progressive Australia

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 Progressive Australia
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