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?
OL & Indi reform events
These are hard times for our party – but maybe hopeful times, too. Let’s first talk about the difficult times. We have lost seven out of nine federal elections, including one last year we absolutely should have won. Our share of the national primary vote in 2019 was 33% - that's 10% lower than … [Read more...] about Why hard times for our party might give us hope
23 Sept 2020 Yet another great online panel discussion. This time its Open Labor and Independents panel with Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin. Once again hosted in partnership with Per Capita. Steve Bracks started with an overview of what the Administrators have been doing and thinking. The first … [Read more...] about Greater democracy will make the ALP stronger
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
Andrew Giles MP, panelist at the on-line Open Labor / Per Capita panel event answered: The answer to the question is yes - but, respectfully, I don’t believe this is the right question. We have to address the question of how to reform Labor, on the understanding that this is an existential … [Read more...] about Andrew Giles – can the Labor Party be reformed?
Janet McCalman, panelist at the on-line Open Labor / Per Capita panel event answered: The following proposals for structural reform to bring about accountability, integrity, transparency and democracy to the Labor Party were drawn from the collective experience and advice of unaligned and … [Read more...] about Janet McCalman – can the Labor Party be reformed?