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.

Starts: Aug. 28, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Some Velvet Morning 123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill VIC 3068
Format: Presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Naturally Socialist, Materially Aquisitive: An introduction to progressive Australia

Aug. 28, 2012 Lecturer: Russell Marks (La Trobe Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Progressive politics and the media: The view from the New Media crossroads.

Sept. 4, 2012 Lecturer: Megan Clement (The Conversation)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Progressives and radicals

Sept. 11, 2012 Lecturer: Rjurik Davidson (Overland)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Can one be both progressive and a Liberal?

Sept. 18, 2012 Lecturer: Judith Brett (La Trobe Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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The Contenders: Cath Bowtell (ALP) and Alison Parkes (The Greens) in conversation with Russell Marks (La Trobe Uni)

Sept. 25, 2012 Lecturer: Cath Bowtell (ALP) and Alison Parkes (The Greens) in conversation with Russell Marks (La Trobe Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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The Australian Union Movement: The spaces between a better world and a bigger share of this one

Oct. 2, 2012 Lecturer: Dave Kerin (Earthworker Cooperative)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Are reports of Labor’s death somewhat exaggerated?

Oct. 9, 2012 Lecturer: Dennis Altman (La Trobe Uni) in conversation with a special guest
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

'CANCELLED - to be rescheduled'