Nordic Edge is a fascinating tour of the political possibilities that await Australia if we are prepared to look further afield for inspiration.
Labor Member of the Legislative Council, Anthony D'Adam, on what Australia can learn from the success of Nordic social democracy. This investigation yields a refreshing alternative to the neoliberal policies which have come to define Australia, The United Kingdom, and The Unites States. Scandinavian Parliaments have shown that it is possible to build ecologically and socially conscious societies without sacrificing economic prosperity.Read more
Rank-and-file survey highlights a perception amongst branch members that NSW Labor is failing on multiple fronts.
A survey initiated by the Campaign for Labor Party Democracy (CLPD) has confirmed that branch members are deeply concerned by Head Office's management of NSW Labor. 145 party members from dozens of branches responded to the survey between July and October 2021. Branch members are dissatisfied with the party's lack of internal democracy, education & training strategy, the accountability of elected party officials, and the party's relationship with women members.Read more
We cannot allow fossil-fuel corporations to hijack action against climate change
Bringing people along with Labor’s climate change policies requires local strategies that give workers a real say over the future of their jobs and communities. We cannot afford to repeat the failures of ‘top-down’ solutions which ignore the specific desires of workers on the ground. A ‘one size fits all’ approach only allows fossil-fuel billionaires to divide working class communities along geographic and industrial lines. The task for Labor is to develop a way of harmonising systemic climate policies with local decision making.Read more
COVID-19 has changed our lives, and brought challenges for everyone. The Labor Party is no exception.
Just as they have for over 60 years, the ruling elites of our Party have again turned their backs on the membership, and the need for more engagement and empowerment of the rank and file. Once again, members need to make their voices heard. The campaign for online branch meetings is just one of many ongoing struggles for rank-and-file participation and engagement.Read more
To Protect Queer Kids, our public education system, and teachers we need to kill Mark Latham’s Bill
Angelica Kross is a young teacher and party activist calling on Labor members and MPs to oppose One Nation's 'Parental Rights' Bill. The Bill will mean that public schools must sack teachers who support trans and gender diverse students. Simply protecting a student from bullying will end a teacher's career.Read more