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Towards 2022: Ideas for Labor and Australia – Tickets now available

The Chifley Research Centre is proud to present “Towards 2022: Ideas for Labor and Australia”. This triennial conference aims to foster the fresh ideas needed to tackle Australia’s biggest problems and to provide a framework for a more progressive future. … Read More

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Inaugural Chifley Lecture: Chris Bowen on “Ambition and Aspiration: Chifley and modern Labor”

We meet on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation. In acknowledging their elders: past, present and emerging, we record that a vital part of Labor’s governing agenda must be more progress in closing the gap in jobs and justice, … Read More

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Inclusive prosperity report reinforces concept of growth with fairness

A Chifley Research Centre report released November 10 adds further impetus to the concept of inclusive prosperity as a fundamental tenet of any new policy direction to achieve economic growth with fairness. Addressing rising income inequality in Australia is an … Read More

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Labor pulls the right levers

Labor’s conference showed good politics and good policy converge in the here and now, writes Nicholas Reece in the Age Labor is finally on the right side of the debate. Watch the Coalition fumble now. If Bill Shorten and Labor … Read More

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Penny Wong in conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

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Revisionist ALP remains mired in tired old ideas || Henry Ergas for The Weekend Australian

This article was first published by The Weekend Australian on 18 October 2014 and was written by Henry Ergas.  Choosing ‘social democracy’ over the Hawke-Keating reforms is sheer folly WHAT a difference five years make. In 2009, Kevin Rudd called competitive neutrality “essential”; … Read More

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Michael Cooney on SKY Viewpoint 4 October 2014

Chifley Research Centre Executive Director Michael Cooney discussing topical issues like the Iraq, budget, burkas and Shorten’s first year.

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Testing the vitality of the Australian Dream || Martin McKenzie-Murray for The Saturday Paper

This article was first published The Saturday Paper on 4 October 2014 and was written by Martin McKenzie-Murray.  Contrary to assumptions we are becoming hyper-aspirational and individualistic, our storied egalitarianism may still hold true. Wayne Swan is angry. He is angry about … Read More

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Reform’s a dirty word for today’s Labor Party || Nick Cater for the Australian

This article was first published by The Australian on 7 October 2014 and was written by Nick Cater.  IN 1992 Robert Manne edited a book called Shutdown that floated the idea that the government should build a video recorder factory to compete … Read More

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Bad Economics || Russel Marks for Politicoz

This article was first published Politicoz on 7 October 2014 and was written by Russel Marks.  There will be predictable reactions to Treasurer Joe Hockey’s announcementthat the government needs to scale back its budget surplus predictions because of global factors outside of his … Read More

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