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We promote debate, encourage research, and publish commentary, into political ideas and public policy reform. We host regular policy forums, conferences, dinners, and networking events with high profile guest speakers. 

The Australian Fabians are committed to: 

  • A fairer and more sustainable Australia.

  • Promoting progressive values in the community.

  • Developing solutions to the biggest policy challenges of today. 

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  • Upcoming events

    Job Insecurity & the Precariousness of Work

    When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Where: Melbourne Multicultural Hub - Blue Room in Melbourne, Australia

    Who's attending
    Gordon Hastie Ted Benjamin Ian Howie Jamie Gardiner Leon Zembekis

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    When: Saturday, June 01, 2019 at 10:30 AM
    Where: Luna Cinema in Leederville, Australia

    Who's attending
    William Rose Helen Tuck Timothy Dymond David Hounsome Jimina Comrie Liz Millward Margaret Crommy Leo Baxendale Andrew Evans
  • Latest from the blog

    Essay - Living Wage | Meredith Hammat

    Our recent polling shows that Australia sees a Living Wage, as the best and most effective way to address Wealth Inequality.  Persistent, unfair and unequal distribution of income and wealth weakens us all. It creates pressure across generations, particularly for younger Australians but it also affects their relationship to other generations within families and communities. Inequality fosters other injustices and I’ve chosen to discuss the equalising impact of a Living Wage on two other important aspects of Australian society - poverty and the unfair and unequal financial outcomes of women compared with men. The policy of a Living Wage is one important measure in our moving towards, and to some extent returning to, being a fairer and more equal society
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    The Transformative Potential of New Zealand’s Well-Being Economics

    New Zealand's Labour Finance Minister has deemed his government's upcoming 2019 budget to be New Zealand’s first ‘Well-Being Budget’, based on data and goals set through their ‘Living Standards Framework’. Charlie Joyce here argues that such a well-being budget is an example of social democratic theory in practice, and advocates the adoption of such a model and standards by a future Shorten-led Australian Labor Government, with its emphasis on 'Well-Being Economics'. Charlie is a member of the Victorian Labor Party and is on the executive of the Victorian Fabians.  
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