Should Labor talk to the Greens? A report of our first debate.

More than a hundred people came to Open Labor’s debate, Should Labor talk to the Greens? at the Celtic Club in Melbourne on Thursday. Each of the five very different speakers was excellent and, together with diverse, lively contributions from the floor, they expressed a wide and intelligent range of views. It was like an old-style town hall meeting. It was also great to see two ALP members seeking preselection for the seat of Melbourne, Sophie Ismail and Louise Crawford, in the room.