The early actions of party administrators Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks are promising. They are communicating clearly with members, they have set out an ambitious agenda, and they are taking the first steps to achieve it. Party reformers have long argued that branch-stacking can be reduced by … [Read more...] about Bracks and Macklin back membership by ‘traceable means’
Osmond Chiu writes: Labor’s branch-stacking scandal has turned attention to the organized ALP factions. While factions are decried as Cold War remnants or as patronage machines, the reality is more complex. External link to Jacobin article opening in new tab … [Read more...] about Locking Out the Left: The Emergence of National Factions in Australian Labor – by Osmond Chiu, Jacobin Magazine, 27 July 2020
Few of us have read our rules: so here are the Victorian and NSW ALP branch rules plus the national ALP Constitution and Rules plus the NSW code of ethics. Brilliant. Your comments below the line here could be very helpful for those pondering rule changes and a code of ethics. Tell us if there … [Read more...] about The ALP & branch rules & codes of ethics
Race Mathews writes: 'Daniel Andrews, Anthony Albanese and Wayne Swan are to be congratulated on securing the Steve Bracks/Jenny Macklin review of the Victorian ALP's toxic factionalism and attendant membership and governance rorts.' [Read more - external link] … [Read more...] about Somyurek scandal provides a chance to clean up the ALP – by Race Mathews, The Age, 18 June 2020
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 is prepared to debate and tackle the big issues, and to draw on the wisdom, knowledge and experience of all its members. It is time to … [Read more...] about Let’s get Labor back to its best – about Open Labor
Open Labor recognises the Traditional Owners of the Land. We respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their Elders past, present and emerging, and their ongoing connection to the land and sea. We celebrate the work of the many Aboriginal and TSI organisations and communities across … [Read more...] about Acknowledgement of country
14-16 June 2020: The ALP national executive federal intervenes into the Victorian ALP following revelations of "industrial scale" branch stacking and threats by (now) former state minister and power broker Adem Somyurek. ALP national president Wayne Swan said that Steve Bracks (former state … [Read more...] about Federal Exec Victorian intervention 2020 – what happened?