Open Labor

We are a group of people who seek renewal of the Australian Labor Party and a more open, optimistic and decent politics in Australia.    

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What we've been reading

Apr 26, 2017

French election 2017

"The left, across much of the world, still needs a more persuasive appeal than it currently has. Finding one should be an urgent priority for progressives."  NYT op ed on the French election results.

Mar 01, 2017

is the West facing a backlash against the cosmopolitan class?

In this HuffPo piece, Indian author Pankaj Mishra examines the revolt against cosmopolitan elites, the “subjectivization of ‘facts’” and the fragmentation of the media.

Oct 19, 2016

Albanese criticises Shorten for side-stepping rank and file voice in Senate preselection

From Katharine Murphy in The Guardian: Labor left powerbroker Anthony Albanese has publicly slapped down an insurgency in the Victorian left, and has delicately criticised Bill Shorten’s decision to parachute in a longtime ally, Kimberley Kitching, to replace Stephen Conroy in the Senate.  Read the full story here.