Can You Help?

This website is in imminent danger of being shut down. It has been online since 1995, but the personal circumstances of the owner, Malcolm Farnsworth, are such that economies have to be made. Server costs and suchlike have become prohibitive. At the urging of people online, I have agreed to see if Patreon provides a solution. More information is available at the Patreon website. If you are able to contribute even $1.00/month to keep the site running, please click the Patreon button below.

Become a Patron!

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…]