Joe Biden's near $2 trillion spending package shows a government that is prepared to spend serious money to address the inequality that is eroding democracy from within. As our National Conference looms, does our party understand how much the world is changing? In this article for Open Labor, … [Read more...] about Why our party needs to get bolder in tackling inequality, starting with its own platform
The ALP is holding its National Conference on March 30 and 31. Open Labor and the Independents are combined in a public meeting via Zoom Tuesday, 16 March. Open Labor National Conference delegate James Button, Independents delegate Eric Dearricott and and proxy delegate Linda Condon … [Read more...] about Open Labor and the Independents zoom for a pre-National Conference discussion 16 March
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
Eric Dearricott writes that Friday’s Victorian Labor Members Update conveyed two important news items: Branch meetings will resume formally soon. Information will be sent out by State Office in the coming week. New Branch Consultative Committee – Expressions of Interest sought. The … [Read more...] about Reform news: branch meetings soon, EOIs for New Branch Consultative Committee & National Conference Delegates
With the term of Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks as Administrators of the Victorian ALP finishing on Sunday Jan 31, this is the current state of play as far as I know it. Eric Dearricott, Secretary of the Independents reports. The drafting of the new rules Holding Redlich prepared an … [Read more...] about What’s happening with VIC reform?
1 Feb 2019: Last December, James Button traveled to the 2018 ALP National Conference in Adelaide as one of four non-aligned delegates at the conference. In this report, he lays out his observations and comments on how Open Labor and the non-aligned movement can approach future … [Read more...] about Report on the 2018 ALP National Conference – by James Button