Looking for the Light on the Hill: modern Labor's challenges by Troy Bramston

By Troy Bramston

Today, the Australian exertions celebration is in main issue. decreased to minority govt after only one time period, and at all-time low within the opinion polls, the get together appears at a defining second in its background. The belief of the government is that it can’t carry, can’t be depended on, can’t converse what it stands for, and that it's beholden to independents and the vegetables. How did it come to this so quickly after Labor’s thumping election win in 2007?

Looking for the sunshine at the Hill argues that exertions is bedevilled by means of dual difficulties: the lack of its intrinsic tradition of sturdy, daring, and leading edge management; and an id main issue that has emerged simply because exertions has did not refresh its values, philosophy, and function for the fashionable period. Written by means of a celebration insider and previous Rudd executive adviser, the ebook attracts on Labor’s background with clean views, and contains the key parts of the party’s contemporary inner assessment. additionally it is new interviews with former celebration leaders, present and previous ministers, and union leaders and social gathering figures — and divulges spectacular opinion-poll effects, commissioned solely for this booklet, that exhibit the intensity of the obstacle.

Challenged by way of the vegetables at the left and the Coalition at the correct, Australia’s oldest political social gathering is in actual difficulty. Looking for the sunshine at the Hill exhibits how hard work can get its mojo again with new coverage principles, a brand new political method, organisational reform, and a fresh of the party’s values. This booklet couldn’t be extra correct, extra well timed — or extra necessary.

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