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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Aug 19, 2017

Rush to judgement

“That’s what inequality can do, it can entrench fear... Inequality can drive us apart, and drive us to fear. And we have a global narrative at the moment around fear. Fear of the stranger, fear of the other."

Inside Story reports on the complex causes driving homelessness in Nowra and how the community is grappling with the consequences.

Aug 19, 2017

It's off to the High Court, or, arguing against yourself after a week of low, low farce

The High Court has scheduled a directions hearing, for this coming Thursday, to deal with the citizenship debacle of the past few weeks. Laura Tingle outlines the unprecedented nature of this hearing and some of the potential complexities.

Aug 19, 2017

Sherrod Brown thinks he could have helped Democrats win in 2016. But what about 2020?

With the 2018 midterms approaching, the Democratic party is trying to figure out how they can win back workers who voted for Trump. This Democratic Senator not only believes he has a winning strategy but thinks he never "lost them” in the first place.