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Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern…

Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor's Challenges

by Troy Bramston

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To my parents, Jeff and Michelle Bramston, for everything.
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Election night, 2 March 1996: after handing out how-to-vote cards in the southern-Sydney seat of Cook and then scrutineering the counting of votes for the Labor candidate, I headed home and turned on the television.
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Challenged by the Greens on the left and the Coalition on the right, Australia’s oldest political party is in real trouble. Looking for the Light on the Hill shows how Labor can get its mojo back with new policy ideas, a new political strategy, organisational reform, and a refreshing of the party’s values. This book couldn’t be more relevant, more timely — or more necessary.

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To regain the political ascendancy, Labor should return to its roots as a progressive party of reform by placing a premium on activism, engagement, and bold new ideas. For more than a century, Labor's mantra has been one of progressive reform to change the world. But before Labor can seek to change the world, it must change itself.… (more)

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