AUGUST 1, 2020 LEAVE A COMMENT
For over a century the ALP has fought for changes that have made Australia a better society. Open Labor believes the ALP is at its best when it debates and tackles the big issues, and draws on the wisdom and experience of all its members. It is time to get Labor back to its best.
Open Labor was formed in 2013 to promote the renewal of the Australian Labor Party and a more open, democratic and optimistic politics. Our activities are for ALP members and supporters to participate in debates about the future of our party, in order to help change it, and get it back to our best.
Open Labor is non-aligned and works closely with the Independents; but we also welcome contributions from members of Left and Right factions and anyone committed to a more democratic ALP.
There is a strengthening world-wide movement towards a more progressive and decent politics, driven by the failures of neo-liberal economics, and the need to address income inequality, climate change, the future of work and human well-being, the impact of globalisation and the new digital economy.
The Australian Labor Party is critical to creating a better future for Australia based on these principles. No other party can do it. But in order to do so it needs to be a party with integrity, that values its members, is democratic, well run, and committed to both bringing in traditional Labor supporters and creating new ones in order to grow.
We have no illusions about the size of the task, but we know most party members and supporters want change – a party open to new people, ideas and methods, more democratic, more optimistic and better connected with its members, supporters and the public.
The 2020 Federal Executive intervention into the Victorian Labor, and the appointment of party elders Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin to make recommendations to the ALP National Executive about long-term reform, provide a critical opportunity to revitalise the party and strengthen members participation, so that we can flourish and advance the cause of progressive politics. You can read Open Labor’s first submission to the Macklin-Bracks review.
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Open Labor communications group
- James Button
- Katherine Cozens
- Rosie Elliott
- Mark Madden
- Peter Fitzgerald
- Vanessa Williams
- Hendrik Jacobs
- David Imbre
- Eric Dearricott
Eric Dearricott and David Imbre both joined the Open Labor communications group for the duration of our current campaign over national intervention and Party reform.
Open Labor thanks architecture firm Durbach Block Jaggers for the design of our new logo.