Does WA need a progressive think tank?

This event is part of the WA Labor 2019 State Conference Fringe Program and will be held on Saturday 24th August from 10:30 am.  In addition to completing your details below, please note an additional registration for members of WA Labor is required here online.  Non-members of WA Labor are welcome but need to be sponsored as observers by a member of WA Labor. If you wish to be sponsored please also email Rob Knox here.

Australia has a number of progressive think tanks, including the Evatt Foundation, the McKell Foundation, Per Capita, Australian Fabians, The Dunstan Foundation, The Whitlam Institute. Is there a need for a uniquely West Australian think tank?  If so, how might this differ from models elsewhere? How might we make one happen?


Dr Sally Talbot, MLC, is a past Board Member of the Evatt Foundation and past President and Assistant State Secretary for WA Labor. She has previously worked as a philosophy academic at Murdoch University and has wide-ranging research and policy interests.


Philip O'Donoghue is WA Convener of Australian Fabians. He previously worked as Deputy Director of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and as National Coordinator Collaborations with the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth.


  • August 24, 2019 at 11am – 12pm
  • Room M6, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 20 people are going
Megan Anwyl Michael Bell David Hounsome Anoushka Alexander Kay Hallahan Susan Le sueur Philip O'Donoghue

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