Can the Labor Party be reformed?

Can the Labor Party be reformed?

Can the Labor Party be reformed? How, and why does it matter?

Recent 60 Minutes revelations about branch-stacking and corruption inside the Victorian ALP led the party’s National Executive to intervene and appoint Labor elders Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks as Administrators of the state party and to recommend a new set of rules to clean it up and create a more open, democratic party.

But can it be done, and how? Would change make Labor a stronger force in state and national elections? Are our political parties, so important to our democracy, too dominated by narrow interests?

Open Labor in partnership with the John Cain Centre for Social Democracy at Per Capita presented a Zoom forum to discuss these questions and more on Wednesday 9 September 2020.