The ALP has long been the key political force creating better futures for Australia. Open Labor is 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. It's … [Read more...] about Welcome to Open Labor
Open Labor thanks Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks for their important work, we welcome party monitor John Thwaites, and we congratulate the Interim Governance Committee on their appointment. They have a critical task, and we look forward to engaging with them. There will be a new seven-member … [Read more...] about Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks hand over administration of the Victorian Labor Party to the Interim Governance Committee
In an open letter, signed by 14 well-known Victorian ALP members, state conference delegates Jamie Gardiner and Janet McCalman called for members to submit an online endorsement. Many of us were so pleased to have signed on. LSumeyya Ilanbey and Annika Smethurst,The Age 6 June 2021 report that … [Read more...] about Members promote Emma Dawson for preselection in federal seat of Melbourne
12 March 2021 - LEAN has launched its new campaign. Brilliant, as always, even in these COVID times. This is what they said: Climate action is core Labor business is now live on the LEAN website! This campaign is all about telling the good news story that acting on climate creates … [Read more...] about Climate action is core Labor business – sign up right now to LEAN proposals for upcoming National Conference
In June 2020, the ALP National Executive appointed Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin as Victorian Party Administrators to address Victorian ALP reform. The process has evolved quickly. 27 November 2020: National Executive considered the 37 reform recommendations arising. 29 January 2021: National … [Read more...] about VIC ALP rule draft rule changes approved by Nat. Exec.
On February 2, Administrators Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin handed over administration of the Victorian Labor Party to the Interim Governance Committee. Open Labor thanks Jenny and Steve for their important work, we welcome party monitor John Thwaites, and we congratulate the Interim … [Read more...] about VIC reform: OL seeks independents’ representation on the Interim Governance Committee
On 7 December 2020 Open Labor wrote to ALP National Secretary Paul Erickson outlining our concerns regarding the make-up of the Interim Governance Committee, established to oversee the Macklin-Bracks reforms until a new Administrative Committee is elected at the next State Conference. By 23 … [Read more...] about Members shut out of reform process – Open Labor letter signed by 107 Victorian members to the ALP National Executive
Paul EricksonNational Secretary, Australian Labor PartyVia email National.firstname.lastname@example.org 7 December, 2020 Dear Paul, We write as genuine community members of the Australian Labor Party (Victorian branch) to express our dismay that the Interim Governance Committee, recommended … [Read more...] about Open Labor letter to ALP National Secretary Paul Erickson
23 September: Labor elders Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks participated in a public forum hosted by Open Labor, the Independents, Per Capita and the John Cain Centre for Democracy. It was yet another brilliant online event, a show case of what the new technology can do for our Party democracy. It … [Read more...] about Forum: ALP reform – are Macklin and Bracks on track?
12 steps to reform for the Victorian ALP Victorian Labor needs to empower all our members by more direct voting and active participation using 21st century technologies. The ALP needs far-sighted change to play its part in the election of strong Labor governments and implement progressive … [Read more...] about 12 steps to reform for the ALP – a petition to Bracks-Macklin from OL & the Independents