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

Developing leadership for a progressive Australia By Chifley Research Centre

Damian Ogden Democracy works best when the largest possible number of people participate and exercise their power. Social democracy arises when politicians and leaders engage with the community beyond a short-term Read More

29 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Reviving the common good By Chifley Research Centre

David McKnight I want to begin to discuss the ideas and values which underlie social democratic parties and institutions by looking at the other end of the political spectrum. Over the last Read More

29 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

The False Trade-Off of Prosperity and Fairness By Chifley Research Centre

David Hetherington At the heart of a debate around the future of work and the economy is a presumed trade-off: prosperity versus fairness.  Economists like to dress this up as efficiency Read More

29 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

The Case for Active Government By Chifley Research Centre

Jean Curthoys Social democracy is such a vague notion that it is customary to spell it out as a set of concrete policies. I’m not going to do that because I Read More

17 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

The Rich Heritage of Progressive Values By Chifley Research Centre

Dr Tim Soutphommasane It wasn’t all that long ago that many on the Labor side of politics entertained the idea of a reforming golden age, a renewal of Australian social democracy. Read More

17 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Between Extremes: Rebuilding Mainstream Progressive Politics By Chifley Research Centre

Dr. Nick Dyrenfurth Ever since Julia Gillard appeared with Bob Brown to sign off the Labor/Greens Party Parliamentary Agreement on September 1 last year her foes in parliament and the media Read More

17 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Responding to the challenge By Nick Martin

Since its foundation, Labor has been Australia’s progressive party. For 120 years we have been a source of innovation and progress in Australian society, laying the basis for nation building Read More

05 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Reconnecting With Our Roots By Chifley Research Centre

by Matthew Byrne Achieving progressive reform in Australia at the moment seems to be quite a challenge; trying to take action on climate change, weathering the storm of the Global Financial Read More

02 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking
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