Forum: Why is the Labor Party in Crisis?

1 May 2012

Written by: Anne Nielsen

A political tsunami appears to be hitting the Australian Labor Party as it wrestles with the challenges of leadership and collapse in almost every state.

What has led to this situation and what may happen next will be discussed at a special forum as part of the Ideas & Society Program.

Speakers will include Barry Jones, former President of the ALP and former Hawke Government Minister, Antony Green, ABC election analyst, Robert Manne, Professor of Politics at La Trobe University. The forum will be chaired by Marilyn Lake, Professor of History at La Trobe University.

The event will be held at John Scott Meeting House, La Trobe University in Melbourne on 2 May 2012, 12:30 – 2:00pm.

A live broadcast can be found via the Ideas & Society webcast on Ustream.