New Progressive Thinking

Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ and the Importance of Progressive Patriotism By Clara Jordan-Baird

A few weeks ago, while debating the merits of Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ as number one on Triple J’s Hottest 100 this year, a friend related a story to me. She Read More

17 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The rich get richer and the middle class go fishing By Cilla DeLacy

The great English economist Alfred Marshall called economics the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life. That said, economics should be about organising ourselves, our communities and our Read More

10 Oct 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

In the shadow of giants: the paradox of modernisation in the second generation || Henry Boote Address By Michael Cooney

HENRY BOOTE ADDRESS London, Friday 26 September 2014  *** Thank you my old mate Patrick [DIAMOND]. I know many of you here are familiar with Patrick’s thought leadership in progressive politics in the UK Read More

27 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The work for Labor’s generation X leaders By Michael Cooney

Following is an extract of the Henry Boote Address – "In the shadow of giants: the paradox of modernisation in the second generation” – which was given at a UK Read More

26 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

The myth of the bad century By Michael Cooney

This article was first published in Quarterly Essay (number 55) in September 2014. It is a response essay to Quarterly Essay (number 54) "Dragon's Tail: The Lucky Country after the Read More

26 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Abetz says flexibility, we say insecurity. By Susie Allison

The Abbott government’s proposed changes to the Fair Work Act pose a real threat to basic employment rights. When understood in the context of an increasing casual and short-term contract Read More

11 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Technology, teaching and the future of work By Jim Chalmers

This article was first published by The Drum Online on Monday 8 September 2014.  Ours is a democracy, and we have choices. The economist and writer Tyler Cowen described what it would look like Read More

09 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Reforming Labor in the Asian Century By Elliot Stein

This article was co-authored by Merric Foley and Elliot Stein, who are Labor Party delegates in Brisbane’s south to the Queensland State Conference. There’s no shortage of writing about internal party reform Read More

09 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

We are not all liberals now By Nick Dyrenfurth

An edited version of this essay was originally published by The Sunday Age on 7 September 2014.  This is re-published with full permission. Public debate in Australia is in desperate need of repair. A Read More

08 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking

Maintaining the rage By Tim Mayfield

In much the same way as WorkChoices threatened to completely unbalance industrial relations, the Government’s budget agenda is an attempt to unbalance our society from the prevailing consensus for the Read More

03 Sep 2014 in New Progressive Thinking
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