Mark Butler calls for urgent ALP rules reform

This week at the joint Fabians/Open Labor/Independents meeting, it was heartening to hear outgoing ALP President Mark Butler acknowledge the Party's recent failures to make the ALP more inclusive and democratic.   

You can read more about his speech on The Guardian and The Sydney Morning Herald, and you can read the transcript of his speech here.   

Stay tuned this week for his next speech, where he will outline some of the practical steps the ALP and union movement need to take to ensure our mutual survival, and to regain our collective appeal to Australians.