Progressive Politics: What’s Left?

What is progressivism and how does it map onto the issues and ideas that drive Australian politics? Join our speakers as they grapple with the competing priorities of people who call themselves progressive and the hard decisions they have to make at election time.

When: Tuesdays 28 August – 9 October 2012, 6.30 – 8pm
Venue: Some Velvet Morning, 123 Queens Pde Clifton Hill
Co-ordinator: Jasmine-Kim Westendorf & Jem

week 1

28th of August 2012

Naturally Socialist, Materially Aquisitive: An introduction to progressive Australia
Russell Marks (La Trobe Uni)

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week 2

4th of September 2012

Progressive politics and the media: The view from the New Media crossroads.
Megan Clement (The Conversation)

week 3

11th of September 2012

Progressives and radicals
Rjurik Davidson (Overland)

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week 4

18th of September 2012

Can one be both progressive and a Liberal?
Judith Brett (La Trobe Uni)

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week 5

25th of September 2012

The Contenders: Cath Bowtell (ALP) and Alison Parkes (The Greens) in conversation with Russell Marks (La Trobe Uni)
Cath Bowtell (ALP) and Alison Parkes (The Greens) in conversation with Russell Marks (La Trobe Uni)

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week 6

2nd of October 2012

The Australian Union Movement: The spaces between a better world and a bigger share of this one
Dave Kerin (Earthworker Cooperative)

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week 7

9th of October 2012

Are reports of Labor’s death somewhat exaggerated?
Dennis Altman (La Trobe Uni) in conversation with a special guest

‘CANCELLED – to be rescheduled’

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