A political tsunami appears to be hitting the Australian Labor Party as it wrestles with the challenges of leadership and collapse in almost every state.
According to Barry Jones, Labor’s politics are worse today than when the ALP spilt in 1955, or when the governor-general John Kerr dismissed the Whitlam Labor government in 1975, or when Paul Keating lost to John Howard in 1996.
What has led to this situation and what may happen next?
Speakers include Barry Jones, former President of the ALP and former Hawke Government Minister, Antony Green, ABC election analyst, Robert Manne, Professor of Politics at La Trobe University. The forum is chaired by Marilyn Lake, Professor of History at La Trobe University.
Presented by La Trobe University, Ideas and Society Program, May 2012
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