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.
Thank 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.