23 Sept 2020 – ALP Administrators Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks will hear a panel from Open Labor and the Independents assess the Administrators' recent Discussion Paper, followed by comments from the audience. Come and put your views on reforming and renewing the ALP to the two party elders … [Read more...] about Forum: ALP reform – are Macklin and Bracks on track?
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1964–2014: “The individual party membership is appalling. Our membership in relation to our vote is less than one per cent!...One reason is that the party does little to encourage people to join. Too many branches meet in shabby, ill-lit and depressing surroundings. Too much time is wasted on … [Read more...] about The eight (8) previous ALP reform reports …
Pete Steedman sent us this story he wrote from The Age 1993: 'Branch stacking - the bad news for Labor and the Community'. Peter was mid-1960s editor uni newspapers Farrago and Lot's Wife, editor Labor Star 1977-84, and 1983 House of Reps member for Casey. … [Read more...] about 1994 – Nothing new, but surely it’s time to stop
Check the diagram timeline of significant dates in the federal intervention into the Victorian branch of the ALP following the June 2020 media expose of serious branch stacking. The expose prompted an immediate response from the ALP National Executive and Victorian Premier with the appointment … [Read more...] about Timeline of the Victorian ALP intervention reforms
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’
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
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
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?