Welcome to Open Labor, a non-aligned group working with both ALP Independents and factional members to grow our membership based party through a commitment to a more open, democratic and optimistic politics.
Democracy dies in darkness, but the light was still burning for the 150 people who attended a vibrant meeting held by Open Labor, the Independents and members of the Melbourne FEA 19 July to stop shadowy preselections and the undemocratic way federal and state shadowy they are being conducted in Victoria right now. At the end of a lively, intelligent and collaborative discussion, the meeting … [Read More...] about Stop the shadowy preselections: vibrant meeting of 150 people calls for change
Friends, we are here tonight because we care about the Australian Labor Party. Like our forebears, we want the right to vote with a 50% vote in preselections. Can we be Labor & undemocratic at the same time?A speech by Janet McCalman 19 July 2021 an online meeting with 150 Open Labor, Independents demanding to stop shadowy preselections and give ALP members their rightful vote. What does … [Read More...] about Can we be Labor & undemocratic at the same time?
Andrew Herington was a good friend of Open Labor. We grieve for his loss and send our thoughts and respect to his family. Steve Bracks AC delivered the eulogy to Andrew at St Kilda Town Hall, 30 April 2021. Andrew would want me to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this place – the Boon Wurrung people, and their ancestors, past, present, and emerging. I also want to acknowledge the many … [Read More...] about Eulogy to Andrew Herington 1952–2021