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The Left needs to start talking about the long chain economy By Lindy Edwards

As Labor picks over the entrails of its defeat, many are slamming their failure to weave their multitude of initiatives into a simple story people could relate to. But this Read More

05 Dec 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Does Labor need to choose between class and identity politics? By Carol Johnson

Two recent books, by Adrian Pabst and Nick Dyrenfurth, have suggested that Labor partly lost the 2019 election because it privileged so-called progressive  “identity politics” over class and lost traditional Read More

05 Dec 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Have we forgotten that it all comes down to us? Why organisation is and always has been social democracy’s only hope. By Ben Hugosson

I grew up on the far north coast of New South Wales in the house my grandfather built. At the end of our road was the Meerschaum Vale hall, a Read More

05 Dec 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Our planet is burning and we still have no plan By Erin Watt

I grew up on a sheep farm, in Central West NSW, 40kms out of a town called Cowra. We lived in a beautiful, peaceful part of the world. Our closest Read More

05 Dec 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

The main game By Emma Maiden

Like many, it broke my heart when Labor lost the Federal election in 2019. There were so many bold policies that spoke to me about what should be at the Read More

05 Dec 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

For more than three million people, the ‘promise of Australia’ is poverty By Jenny McAllister

Every morning, three million Australians wake up and live life below the poverty line.   Poverty in Australia today is the consequence of bad social and economic policy decisions, and sustained inaction Read More

05 Dec 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Jobs are the key By Jo-anne Schofield

Workers today are facing new challenges of climate change and automation and they do so against a backdrop of insecure work, declining pay, weakened rights to organise and bargain collectively Read More

05 Dec 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Six months on, let’s focus on the future By Ryan Batchelor

November 19 marked six months since Labor’s loss in the May federal election. There have been tough days and rough days. Tough seeing what the Liberals continue to do to Read More

20 Nov 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Moving from Broadcast to Movement Campaigning By Daniel Stone

As the polls began to close in the west on the evening of 18th May, I sat keenly watching the results already rolling in along the east coast. 80s music Read More

08 Nov 2019 in New Progressive Thinking

Environment law review: Cuts and mismanagement at heart of Morrison Government failure By Terri Butler

The second 10-yearly review of Australia’s most significant environmental law, which commenced last week, must not be an opportunity for misdirection. The Liberals and Nationals have not increased the amount of Read More

05 Nov 2019 in New Progressive Thinking
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  • Ben Hugosson

    Benedict Hugosson is an Organisational Ombudsman for the Swedish Social Democrats, focusing on training and membership development. Benedict has experience

    Cameron Clyne

    Cameron Clyne is the former CEO of National Australia Bank and now chairman of advisory firm Camel Partners and a

    Carol Johnson

    Professor Carol Johnson - Carol is an Adjunct Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide and has written extensively

    Catherine King

    Catherine King is the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

    Cilla DeLacy

    Cilla has 20 years’ experience in public policy and corporate strategy across the water, land use planning and environmental management

    David Coats

    David Coats is in Australia as a Visitor at the Chifley Research Centre. He is a research fellow at the

    Gabrielle Kuiper

    Dr Gabrielle Kuiper has a background in science, sustainability and urban planning. She was previously Senior Adviser, Climate Change, Energy

    Emma Maiden

    Emma Maiden is the former Assistant Secretary of Unions NSW. She is currently Head of Advocacy for Uniting, leading their

    Erin Watt

    Erin Watt is the National Secretary of the Labor Environment Action Network. Erin is a National Political Coordinator for United

    Jim Chalmers

    Jim Chalmers MP is Shadow Treasurer, and the federal Labor Member for Rankin. Prior to his election he was

    Jo-anne Schofield

    Jo-anne Schofield is the National President of United Workers Union.

    Linda Tirado

    Linda Tirado is a completely average American. She also has good rants about how much it sucks to be poor

    Lindy Edwards

    Dr Lindy Edwards is the Associate Head of School in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University

    Terri Butler

    Terri Butler is the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water, and the federal Labor Member for Griffith, Queensland.

    Tim Kennedy

    Tim Kennedy is national secretary of the United Workers Union, organising for secure jobs and a fair Australia.


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