Not Dead Yet (Quarterly Essay #49)



During The Term Of The Rudd And Gillard Governments, Criticism Of The Labor Party Became A National Pastime So Writes Mark Latham, A One Time Leader Of The Party And Still Its Most Perceptive And Fiercest Critic.In Quarterly Essay 49, Latham Argues That The Time Has Come To Go Beyond Criticism To Solutions In That Spirit, He Offers A Timely Assessment Of The Future For Labor He Examines The Key Challenges The Union Nexus, The Keating Settlement, A Real Education Revolution, A New War On Poverty, Climate Change, And Handling The Greens With Wit And Insight, He Suggests That Labor S Biggest Problem Is The Steady Erosion Of Its Traditional Working Class Base Across The Suburban Flatlands Of Australia S Major Cities, People Who Grew Up In Fibro Shacks Now Live In Solid Stone Double Storey Affluence Families Which Were Once Resigned To A Lifetime Of Blue Collar Work Now Expect Their Children To Be Well Educated Professionals And Entrepreneurs Can Labor Reinvent Itself And Speak To A Changed Australia In Election Year 2013, This Will Be An Essential And Much Discussed Contribution To National Political Debate.Not Dead Yet (Quarterly Essay #49)

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  • Not Dead Yet (Quarterly Essay #49)
  • Mark Latham
  • English
  • 14 January 2017

10 thoughts on “Not Dead Yet (Quarterly Essay #49)

  1. says:

    Latham has not lost much of his arrogance He begins this Quarterly Essay with a self congratulatory introduction for already raising the organisational dysfunctionality of the ALP in The Latham Diaries and he ends it by patting himself on the back for having written a quite productive essay.Personality aside however, he may be right Latham takes great care to provide an essay with real suggestions for change, rather than the endless introspection and fighting found in the usual commentary an Latham has not lost much of his arrogance He begins this Quarterly Essay with a self congratulatory introduction for already raising the organisational dysfunctionality of the ALP in The Latham Diaries and he ends it by patting himself on the back f...

  2. says:

    Since deregulation, the federal government has little control over inflation and the cost of living Yet in recent times, political parties have used cost if living as a key issue to win votes With the weakening of the Labor party in recent years, Mark Latham argues that for Labor to be a strong political party again, it must reassess the dominance of unions and try to present arealistic image of how the government of the day can influence economic factors, if at all Research show that o Since deregulation, the federal government has little control over inflation and the cost of living Yet in recent times, political parties have used cost if living as a key issue to win votes With the weakening of the Labor party in recent years, Mark Latham argues that for Labor to be a strong political party again, it must reassess the dominance of unions and try to present arealistic image of how the government of the day can influence economic factors, if at all Research show that on average, ...

  3. says:

    Having read The Latham Diaries several years back, this book felt like and old friend come to visit In that book, Latham gave me the inside story on Kevin Rudd which found me ahead of the game in understanding the leadership spill and subsequent turmoil and speculation In this Essay he shows a political maturity in suggesting an important role for Rudd as well as acknowledging the demoralizing experiences of the patronized ALP rank and file A lot of his opinion is informed by his previous wor Having read The Latham Diaries several years back, this book felt like and old friend come to visit In that book, Latham gave me the inside story on Kevin Rudd which found me ahead of the game in understanding the leadership spill and subsequent turmoil and speculation In this Essay he shows a political maturity in suggesting an important role for Rudd as...

  4. says:

    It s a pity Latham couldn t hold himself together long enough to pull off an election victory in 2004 he s a smart man and could have made a sensible leader

  5. says:

    My review cross posted from On Line OpinionThe last weeks will have shown any remaining optimists that the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party the flagship of the labour movement is all at sea It s suddenly obvious even to the dullest pundit that there s no iron historical law stating that the ALP has to be a viable party of government, nor even one that says it must continue to exist Its current national primary vote is at 30%, which is down there with the lowest ever polled, and below even My review cross posted from On Line OpinionThe last weeks will have shown any remaining optimists that the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party the flagship of the labour movement is all at sea It s suddenly obvious even to the dullest pundit that there s no iron historical law stating that the ALP has to be a viable party of governm...

  6. says:

    Not Dead Yet Labor s Post Left Future describes a party with an identity that is in conflict with itself and the changing nature of Australian society Australia is very different to the Australia that gave birth to the Australian Labor Party in the 1890s Australia s working class no longer is necessarily economically disadvantaged or even supporters of the labour movement Latham correctly identifies that civil society has changed and developed to a post political party environment meaning t Not Dead Yet Labor s Post Left Future describes a party with an identity that is in conflict with itself and the changing nature of Australian society Australia is very different to the Australia that gave birth to the Australian Labor Party in the 1890s Australia s working class no longer is necessarily economically disadvantaged or even supporters of the labour movement Latham correctly identifies that civil society has changed and developed to a post political party environment meaning that individuals opt to participate in civil society groups, even though they might be political in nature, remain outside the mainstream political process Mark Latham laments that while union membership is at around 16%, the ALP is still controlled by an oligarchy of union based factional leaders whose unquestioned power extends to who gets pre selected, ...

  7. says:

    latham s essay is a case of matter and impertinency mix d king lear iv,6 some good ideas some lousy ones the characteristic latham paranoia still in evidence he s still too partisan to survey australian...

  8. says:

    Some valid points about the influence and the out of whack proportion of union representation in the political party.

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