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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

Building New Progressive Leadership in Australia By Rose Jackson

Progressive Leadership in Australia? Shouldn’t that be – Progressive Leadership in Australia! Sadly, a cursory assessment of our current political landscape leads to the conclusion that the question seems considerably Read More

02 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Putting the regions back into the centre of policy debate By Paul Howes

The Australia Workers’ Union, throughout our long 125year history, has worked hard to deliver good jobs to working people right across our continent. We’ve always believed that we need to Read More

02 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

What are social democratic values? By Geoff Gallop

You might say that the values guiding social democrats haven’t changed much over the years. We believe in liberty, both civil and political; equality, both legal and social; and solidarity, Read More

02 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Between Extremes: Rebuilding Mainstream Progressive Politics By Chifley Research Centre

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 have sought Read More

02 Apr 2011 in New Progressive Thinking

Making Cities Work By Chifley Research Centre

Jason Clare the Parliamentary Secretary for Employment and Member for Blaxland writes about the benefits of good urban planning. My first memory of politics is my mum and dad telling me Read More

24 Sep 2009 in New Progressive Thinking

Report Into Sustainable Living By Chifley Research Centre

The CRC releases a CSIRO report into Sustainable Living This report is a review of current policies that could be applied in Australia to promote increased sustainability amongst households, community and Read More

29 Jul 2009 in New Progressive Thinking

Creating Capabilities For Development By Chifley Research Centre

Martha Nussbaum's contribution to the Progressive Governance Conference's handbook. This article appears in the 2009 Progressive Governance Conference policy handbook  All over the world, people are struggling for a life that is fully Read More

01 Apr 2009 in New Progressive Thinking

A People First Strategy By Chifley Research Centre

James K. Galbraith's contribution to the Progressive Governance Conference's handbook. This article appears in the 2009 Progressive Governance Conference policy handbook  In 1930, John Maynard Keynes wrote, "The world has been slow to Read More

01 Apr 2009 in New Progressive Thinking

Future Challenges: The Cost of Democracy By Chifley Research Centre

International expert on electoral law reform, Professor Keith Ewing delivered a Chifley Address at the ANU on his recent visit to Australia. In his address Professor Ewing discussed the cultural impact Read More

11 Dec 2008 in New Progressive Thinking
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