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Opportunities Lost: The 2020 Budget and a Better Way Forward for Australia By Jim Chalmers

The world changed this year in ways none of us could have predicted or imagined. But the truth at the core of the Morrison Government’s 2020 Budget was that not Read More

19 Oct 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

Rethinking our cities is vital to gender equality By Lucie OBrien

Some parents now in their thirties and forties will remember Kim Beazley’s pledge to end ‘the dreaded “double drop-off”’.  This phrase was a striking feature of his budget reply speech in Read More

13 Aug 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

Australia’s Social Sector: A Post-COVID Priority By Victor Wilson

The imperative to craft a more caring community has never been stronger in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, which has placed the most vulnerable in society in the most Read More

10 Aug 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

The Light on the Hill: Celebrating 75 years By Brett Gale

It has been 75 years since Ben Chifley became Australia’s  16th Prime Minister. To mark the occasion Chifley Research Centre is releasing an ebook to celebrate and commemorate Chifley’s time as Prime Read More

10 Jul 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

It’s time to learn our lessons By Brett Gale

The last decade hasn’t really been kind to social democratic parties around the world.  As the electoral stocks of right wing populists rose those of centre-left parties fell.  In the United Kingdom Read More

19 Jun 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

IN PRAISE OF PUBLIC SERVICE: The Case for Collectivism By Brett Gale

As the world has reeled from the impact of dealing with COVID-19, the crisis has both illuminated the positive benefits of government action and starkly highlighted the dangers of running Read More

03 Jun 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

Recovery from COVID-19 must not look like a return to ‘normal’ By Rebecca White

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on all our lives. It has caused economic and social upheaval. It has turned life as we knew it on its head. As we each struggle Read More

06 May 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

Our homes are the key By Josh Burns

The number one instruction that every Australian has been given in combatting COVID-19 is “Stay Home and Stay Safe”.  However, as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Housing, Jason Clare, has rightly pointed Read More

27 Apr 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

Imagining a new social contract By Wayne Swan

In politics, as well as life generally, there’s always an eternal struggle to comprehend what might have been when we lived through what was. Labor’s crisis management and stimulus through 2008 Read More

20 Apr 2020 in New Progressive Thinking

Chifley Conversations By Brett Gale

Wherever you are right now, whether it’s your home office, kitchen table or lounge room, we wanted to deliver you the sort of thoughtful policy and political discussion that you’ve Read More

16 Apr 2020 in New Progressive Thinking
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  • Andrew Giles & Ryan Batchelor

    Andrew Giles is the Federal Labor Member for Scullin in Victoria. Ryan Batchelor is a director of the Chifley Research

    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.

    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.

    Josh Burns

    Josh Burns is the federal member for Macnamara in Victoria.

    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

    Rebecca White

    Rebecca White, Leader of the Tasmanian Labor Opposition

    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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