A Letter to Generation Next : Why Labor
Senator Kim Carr is a true believer. He details what the Party stands for in the 21st century. In A Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor he lays out a heartfelt argument about why politics is important in our daily lives and demands our involvement. This is a book from a passionate and pragmatic idealist, which makes the case for activism and proposes that for the current generation of social democrats, the time has come to reinvigorate the Australian Labor Party. Senator Carr was the third minister to resign after Kevin Rudd declined to challenge Prime Minister Julia Gillard following former Arts Minister Simon Crean's call for a leadership spill in March 2013. At the time he said, "I leave the ministry without rancour and I will continue to work for the Labor mission." A Letter to Generation Next: Why Labor is part of that commitment.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Aug 2013
- Melbourne University Press
- Melbourne University Press Digital
About Kim Carr
Kim Carr was born in Tumut, New South Wales, in 1955. He was educated at New South Wales and Victorian state schools and at the University of Melbourne, where he completed a B.A. (Hons), M.A. and Dip. Ed. Before entering parliament he worked as a secondary school teacher in Melbourne's northern suburbs, and policy adviser to the Cain and Kirner Victorian Labor Governments. Kim Carr was elected to the Senate in 1993 and to Labor's front bench in 1996, serving first as a Parliamentary Secretary and Opposition Spokesman on Education in the Senate (1996-2001), and then as a shadow minister (2001-07). Between 1993 and 2007 he also worked on more than twenty Senate committees, he was Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 1996 to 2001. Following Labor's election victory in 2007, he was sworn in as Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research on 3 December that year. From December 2011 to May of 2012 he was the Minister for Manufacturing and Defence Material. He served as Minister for Human Services from March 2012 until March 2013. Senator Carr is married, has four children, and enjoys reading history and fiction, watching the Bulldogs and trout fishing.