Eva Cox: Why I agreed to be the Fabians’ National Patron

I think we need the Fabians to advocate for the social policies that are missing from current party agendas. We need influence options that recognise that we are citizens, wanting a social contract, not customers looking for a bargain, in societies not economies. Hopefully, we can reduce the trust deficit by letting voters see their political representatives as creating more civil societies.     Continue reading

Fabian Networks

Volunteerism is a key component of Australian Fabians efforts, the success of your Fabian organisation, depends on the activity members from within. Continue reading

Grasping the Nettle on Democratisation of the ALP

Author: Mark Butler is ALP National President and the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy On Monday 22 January, Mark spoke to more than 200 people in Melbourne about the key unresolved issue of internal Labor democracy. The event was hosted by the Victorian Fabians, the John Cain Foundation, Open Labor and ALP Independents Group. Mark's speech appears below. We have included links to follow-up articles about the event and also a link to the speech on Fabians TV. Paul Bongiorno's political analysis on Fran Kelly's Breakfast program here. It begins at the two minute mark. The Guardian. The Australian. The Sydney Morning Herald. Twitter. Challenge magazine. Fabians TV Mark's speech. Question and Answer session. Continue reading

Podcast: Tax Settings and Inequality

Join us live from our recent event Tax Settings and Inequality in Melbourne with Andrew Giles MP and Terri Buttler MP. Listen to the podcast: Android and Windows: Listen to on Opinion Iphone: Itunes Store  

Political philosophy in action

Author: Michael Daley is NSW Deputy Labor leader, Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, and Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing.   Continue reading

Taxation – Towards a better policy process

Author: Alison McClelland, La Trobe University. Fabian Society Tax Reform Conference, May 31 2003   Continue reading

WA Election 2017: The analysis

The 2017 WA state election was a serious defeat for conservative parties in what has previously been one of their richest strongholds. Labor's electoral victory was the largest in WA history. Why was this success so great? This presentation, by two of the most credible analysts in WA, breaks down voting patterns and presents the findings of focus group and other qualitative research.   Continue reading

Progressive politics in the age of Trump

Author: Tim Ayers is the NSW Secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Continue reading

Parliamentary Enquiry into Community Energy projects

Australian Fabians Vic Branch In conjunction withLEAN (Labor Environment Action Network)   Continue reading

William Bowe on the 2016 Federal Election

ABC and Crikey election analyst, William Bowe on progressive voting and demographics of the 2016 Federal election.  Continue reading