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Panel Discussion: The Australian Labor Party and the Left

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New International Bookshop

54 Victoria Street

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The Platypus Affiliated Society Melbourne hosting a panel discussion on: The Australian Labor Party and the Left

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The Platypus Affiliated Society Melbourne Chapter is pleased to invite the public to attend an in-person panel discussion at the New International Bookshop, downstairs at Trades Hall in Carlton, Victoria.

[ Due to COVID lockdowns, the event was postponed to November 14th. All issued tickets are still valid ]

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The topic for this panel is:

The Australian Labor Party and the Left.

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) constituted the first national Labour government in the world, emerging from the various Labour parties founded prior to Australia’s federation. Since that time, groups on the Left have held different views of the ALP, and at particular historical junctures they have opposed or supported the ALP for distinct reasons.

In what way does the Left today inherit tasks and problems from the history of those various positions, from the 1960s-70s New Left, the 1920s-30s Old Left, and socialist politics before and after Federation?

Given that history, what is the meaning of socialist politics in the present, and what does it have to do with the ALP?

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Panelists:

Max Ogden - Former member of the Communist Party of Australia, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU), Socialist Forum and ALP.

Verity Burgmann - Member of the Socialist Workers Party (UK, 1970s), Australian Inernational Socialists (early 1980s), continuing eco-Marxist activist intellectual with syndicalist sympathies. Adjunct Professor of Politics at Monash University.

Shirley Winton - Long time unionist, community and anti-war activist. Member of the Spirit of Eureka Movement, and the Communist Party of Australia [Marxist-Leninist].

Kevin Healy - Former member of the ALP Socialist Left (SL), Radio host on 3CR

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The format is simple, the speakers will each have around 10 minutes for opening remarks, then each will have 4–5 minutes after everyone has spoken to respond to fellow panelists before further discussion and an hour or so of audience Q&A.

Seating is extremely limited to 30, due to the COVID restrictions for indoor events. Ideally, we want to prioritize having students in the audience. Should the restrictions be lightened before the event, more seats will be made available. If you are unable to attend, and have registered for a ticket, please cancel it so that the seat may be given to someone else.

The event will be streamed live online via Zoom for all those that are unable to attend in-person and for international viewers. If time permits, questions might be allowed from the online audience.

Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85913432472

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/144657104475369

email queries to: pas1917melbourne@gmail.com

website: www.platypus1917.org

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