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.email@example.com 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
9 Sept 2020: an absolutely fabulous online panel debate run by Open Labor, Per Capita and The John Cain Institute. The event booked out fast at 450 bookings. There was an intense online audience questions and electrifying chats and three great presentations. So exciting to see a dignified … [Read more...] about Can the ALP be reformed? – A brilliant cross factional online forum – 9 Sept
Australia pioneered the secret ballot as a cornerstone of democracy. But while the secret ballot is enshrined in ALP rules, factions insist that their delegates hand over or show their voting papers to ensure they follow the factional line. In this Open Labor debate, Janet … [Read more...] about Focus on the secret ballot
20 July 2020: Open Labor's initial response to Bracks and Macklin's request for input on Victorian Labor reform priorities, rule changes, operational and cultural changes, factions and Party leadership. Q.1 As a matter of principle, what should be the reform priority for the … [Read more...] about Open Labor’s first submission to the Review of the Victorian ALP