Posts Tagged ‘bill shorten’

New role as Executive Director of the John Curtin Research Centre

Monday, February 13th, 2017

I’m delighted to have recently taken up the role as the inaugural Executive Director of a new social democratic thinktank, the John Curtin Research Centre. We kicked off our work with the official launch of the centre on Australia Day Eve with special guest speaker, the Hon. Bill Shorten, Leader of the federal Labor Opposition. Our chairman is the distinguished Labor activist, medical doctor and businessman Dr Henry Pinksier. We have a busy few months of activity ahead of us. Please share and give us a like on our official facebook page:

 

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The Monthly blog

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

I started writing a fortnightly blog for The Monthly, one of Australia’s best publications, in late January. Here are the nine pieces published thus far from Labor’s travails to the Bali executions, tax policy and Ricky Muir.

Loser takes all’ 17 June 2015.

‘The prime minister of the Opposition’, 2 June 2015.

‘Labor’s British Blues’, 19 May 2015.

‘Capital Punishment is wrong’, 30 April 2015.

‘Taxing Times’, 9 April 2015.

‘Even Laborites get the blues’, 26 March 2015,

‘Why rev-head Ricky Muir is really a Labor man’, 6 March 2015,

‘Labor must go boldly’, 19 February 2015.

‘Dead Generations’, 28 January 2015.

Australia Day Eve launch of Mateship: A Very Australian History

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

My book was launched in Melbourne by the Hon. Bill Shorten, Leader of the federal Opposition on Australia Day Eve. The Sunday Age published an opinion piece from the book on the day which can be found here. Bill’s excellent speech and the extensive coverage which followed his re-ignition of the republic debate can be found here, here, here and here. The Chifley Research Centre’s Michael Cooney did a sterling job as MC – see his contribution here.

Invitation: Launch of ‘Mateship: A Very Australian History’

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

It is my pleasure to invite you to the launch of ‘Mateship: A Very Australian History’. The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Federal Opposition will formally launch the book at Readings St Kilda, 1.30pm for 2pm on Sunday 25th January. Please see here for more details. Please remember that it is essential to rsvp. I look forward to seeing you all there on the day.