New Progressive Thinking
Consider this scenario: a minority Labor Government, a vicious press gallery, an opposition saying the government is illegitimate, a bold new policy program, tension between cabinet and caucus, and three Read More
20 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
In 1931 James Truslow Adams suggested the American Dream meant “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class Read More
13 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
“Where were you when Gough was sacked?” This of course refers to Remembrance Day, the 11th November 1975, the very day when the elected Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was sacked by Read More
03 Nov 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
For me, the iconic, optimistic representation of modern Australia is that famous photo of Gough Whitlam and Vincent Lingiari. It captures a moment of great practical significance, especially to the Read More
31 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
In releasing their Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, the government has finally recognised that ‘get out of the way’ is no substitute for real industry policy. Unfortunately, once we look Read More
28 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
Cameron Clyne is the former CEO of National Australia Bank and now chairman of advisory firm Camel Partners and a
Catherine King is the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.
Cilla has 20 years’ experience in public policy and corporate strategy across the water, land use planning and environmental management
David Coats is in Australia as a Visitor at the Chifley Research Centre. He is a research fellow at the
Dr Gabrielle Kuiper has a background in science, sustainability and urban planning. She was previously Senior Adviser, Climate Change, Energy
Jim Chalmers MP is Shadow Treasurer, and the federal Labor Member for Rankin. Prior to his election he was
Linda Tirado is a completely average American. She also has good rants about how much it sucks to be poor
Terri Butler is the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water, and the federal Labor Member for Griffith, Queensland.
Tim Kennedy is national secretary of the United Workers Union, organising for secure jobs and a fair Australia.