Open Labor Activities at National Conference

Open Labor's change.org petition for party reform at National Conference has now been signed by nearly 1200 supporters. The momentum is clearly building, as seen here and here in the mainstream media.

Alongside our push for party reform, we're looking forward to a weekend of new thinking and policy ideas.

Open Labor's change.org petition for party reform at National Conference has now been signed by nearly 1200 supporters. The momentum is clearly building, as seen here and here in the mainstream media.

Alongside our push for party reform, we're looking forward to a weekend of new thinking and policy ideas.

To help kick that along, Open Labor is sponsoring two events at what will be the largest Fringe event ever at a Labor National Conference. 

Join Shadow Education Minister Kate Ellis, social researcher Rebecca Huntley, the Australian Education Union's Sam Pidgeon and Hands on Learning Chair Rod Glover, as they debate the essential elements of a Labor schools agenda. 

Gonski Plus: Shaping Labor's next plan for Australian schools is on at 4.30pm, Friday 24 July.

Open Labor is also partnering with the John Cain Foundation to examine Labor's basic values. What does and should Labor believe in?

Join leading Labor policy thinker Maxine McKew, MPs Pat Conroy and Clare O'Neill, and former ACTU Assistant Secretary Tim Lyons as they discuss the ideological and moral compass that should guide Labor policy development.

The Basic Values Forum, which will include an 'open mic' session, is on at 12.30pm, Saturday 25 July.

Also, we'll have an Open Labor stall at Conference. Come along and chat to us and find out what we're about and how to get involved. 

We encourage you to come along and engage. You can register for Labor Fringe 2015 at laborfringe.org