A NEW GOVERNMENT WAVED THROUGH BY A WEARY ELECTORATE PROMISES COMPETENCE, STABILITY AND NO SURPRISES. BUT JUST MONTHS LATER THE IRON FIST EMERGES FROM THE VELVET GLOVE.Read more
LOSING GOVERNMENT IS HARD. IT MEANS WE LOSE THE CHANCE TO PURSUE POLICIES FOR A FAIRER SOCIETY, AND FOR GREATER PROSPERITY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE AUSTRALIANS.
A YEAR AND A HALF AGO I ATTENDED THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOUGH WHITLAM’S 1972 POLICY SPEECH AT BOWMAN HALL IN BLACKTOWN.
The speakers recollected the event itself – describing people hanging off the rafters to hear Whitlam as leader, poised to govern, outline Labor’s plan for government.
This night 40 years later Bowman Hall was packed once again – full of dewy-eyed Whitlamites – baby boomers who had continued to hope.Read more
THIS IS THE 60TH YEAR OF THE NSW LEFT.
We were an organisation originally formed to fight the industrial groups. To fight an attempt to take over the Labor Party, by those who saw themselves as ‘agents of truth.'Read more
HUNDREDS OF LABOR, UNION AND COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS GATHERED AT THE STATE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ARTHUR GIETZELT ON 6 FEBRUARY. ALONG WITH BOB HAWKE AND OTHERS, JOHN FAULKNER AND ANTHONY ALBANESE SPOKE AT THE SUTHERLAND ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE. HERE ARE EDITED VERSIONS OF THEIR SPEECHES.