What hopes might we have for progressive politics after the re-election of the Morrison government earlier this year? And what choices are available to those of us who want a change of direction in our national politics in Australia? Over two Thursdays in November, Dennis Altman will convene discussions about whether conventional party politics are able to respond to contemporary challenges, and more speci cally, how the parties of the left should respond to the present political situation. We will explore role of the media in politics and political change today, the strategies and effectiveness of campaigning for change both within political parties and in society more broadly, and ask whether party politics contains the solution to rising far-right sentiment and an increasingly inward looking Australia. By bringing together four very different political actors and thinkers, we hope to generate a deeper and more generous discussion than current media debates about the future of Labor, the Greens and progressive politics in Australia.
Moderator - **DENNIS ALTMAN **is a Professorial Fellow at LaTrobe Uni. His most recent book is Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist.
The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St. East Brunswick
40 minute panel discussion, 40 minute open discussion
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