Bios

Open Labor's operating group 

matthew.jpgMatthew Albert practices in commercial, industrial and public law. He advises and acts in commercial disputes, including contract, consumer, building and construction law. His public law matters include judicial and merits review, and acting as counsel assisting the Coroner.  He is a founding member of Open Labor.

tom.jpgTom Bentley is a writer and policy adviser based in Melbourne.  He is a former director of Demos, the London-based  think tank, and worked for Julia Gillard from 2007-13.  He writes for The Guardian  at http://www.theguardian.com/profile/tombentley.  He is a founding member of Open Labor. 

james.jpg   James Button is a former Age journalist and speechwriter, and a member of the Northcote branch of the ALP.  He is    a founding member of Open Labor.

dan.jpgDan Coates is a web developer working in Melbourne. He is not affiliated with the Labor party but is interested in the role that technology has to play in politics. 

kath.jpgKatherine Cozens is a secondary school teacher, and a member of the St Kilda branch of the ALP. 

marty.jpgMartin Kamener is a former anti-nuclear activist and cafe owner who works in the wholesale and retail industry. He  is a founding member of Open Labor.