Vale Gough Whitlam

9.27pm | October 21, 2014

The election of the Whitlam Government in 1972 precedes my birth. However the decisions of that government shape both the country I grew up in and the party I joined.

Stick with labour movement, unravel the culture

2.53pm | April 09, 2014

We need a system that lets more people have a say in who represents Labor in the Senate Labor’s vote in the West Australian Senate re-run election suggests we have a long way to go to meet our two goals — winning elections, and fighting and winning the battle of ideas.

Remembering Margaret Whitlam

12.00pm | June 23, 2013

Margaret Whitlam never held elected office. But she was instrumental in defining a model of public service for modern Labor women.