Welcome to my blog. I will be using the blog to post my thoughts on events and issues in politics and society. I hope to encourage debate and discussion on subjects that are central to the advancement of progressive politics and progressive political parties. From time to time I’ll also invite others to contribute articles that add to the debate.
With this focus in mind and as the first post, I’ve penned some thoughts on the need to examine the [...]
Labor must stop letting unionists run the show
Unions have played an integral part in the Labor Party since its inception in 1891. After 120 years however, serious stress fractures are appearing. The time has come to rethink the power exercised by unions within the ALP, which is something British Opposition Leader, Ed Miliband, says must happen within his Labour Party.
I do not question the importance of unions and I support them. Their 2007 campaign against Work Choices is reason enough for unions to be politically [...]