Coming To The Party : Where to Next for Labor?
Mark Latham s passionate attack in The Latham Diaries on many aspects of the Australian Labor Party, especially what he called its poisonous and opportunistic culture , generated fierce debate, both outside and inside the Party. Nevertheless, Labor holds power in eight of Australia s nine governments. Only the Commonwealth, the most important of all, is out of reach. Is Australia facing a permanent political realignment in which incumbent governments face weak Oppositions, offering no real alternative at elections? Twelve leading politicians and commentators drawn from across the Party s spectrum, examine post-Latham Labor - analysing its problems and proposing a vision for victory in the 2007 federal election. Many believe the Party can be reformed and democratised, and its message made compelling once again. This book is a valuable contribution to reviving Australian political debate and the robustness of our democracy.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 128 x 194 x 20mm | 258.55g
- 28 Sep 2007
- Melbourne University Press
- Carlton, Australia
"'It's no good crying over spilt milk; all we can do is bail up another cow.' - Ben Chifley"
About Barry Jones
Barry Jones is one of Australia's most respected politicians and is the author of "Sleepers Wake! The Technology and the Future of Work;""Living by Our Wits;" and "A Thinking Reed."