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Archives for November 2002

The Fabian Society And The Labor Tradition: Speech By Simon Crean

This is the text of an address to the Fabian Society, in Melbourne, by Simon Crean, Leader of the Federal Opposition.

Text of speech by the Leader of the Opposition, Simon Crean.

Simon Crean, Leader of the OppositionThank you for the invitation to address the Fabian Society.

In the last 12 months we have seen just about every Shadow Minister address the Fabian Society. To my recollection this is a dramatic change. Labor Shadows used to be more often seen addressing CEDA or the Sydney Institute or the BCA. This is a great development because it’s about getting the party members and supporters involved again in policy development – which is one of the goals of the party reforms I have made. It’s about reconnecting with our base and good Labor ideas. [Read more…]


Steve Bracks: 2002 ALP State Election Policy Speech

As a new opinion poll shows his government with a commanding lead over the coalition Opposition, the Victorian Labor Premier, Steve Bracks, has delivered his party’s policy speech for the November 30 election.

Bracks promised a new women’s hospital alongside the Royal Melbourne Hospital, assistance to parents returning to the workforce, more money for outer metropolitan roads, and a 10-year plan to manage Victoria’s water resources.

Prepared text of the policy speech delivered by the Premier of Victoria, Steve Bracks, at the Kingston Town Hall in Moorabbin.

Steve Bracks, Premier of VictoriaThree years ago we put a plan before the people of Victoria.

A plan to repair our health system.

A plan to get fairness and opportunity back into education.

A plan for a safer state.

And we said that our state should grow together. [Read more…]


Citizens Electoral Council Paranoia

This website will always provide a link to a political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Sometimes, however, this list is out-of-date. Afterall, it is not my priority to provide links to other sites – that’s what search engines are for. [Read more…]