Category Archives: Education

No more privatisations, no more tax cuts for the 1%! Speech to NSW Labor Conference 2014

Here is my speech to the NSW Labor State Conference. I tried, with the 4 minutes that I had, to be as faithful as possible to the hundreds of conversations that I have had with ALP members and supporters since … Continue reading

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Draft Motions on Jobs and the Economy

Here are series of potential policy motions that Branches and SECs could put forward to conference if they so choose. Please amend them at your discretion. If you disagree with them, you could change them to ‘NSW Labor will NOT…’ … Continue reading

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“Labor to privatise…” or “Labor to build…”? Have your say!

We need your help to rebuild Labor in NSW. Answer these 10 questions to help write Labor’s policy on Jobs and the Economy for the 2015 election. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LaborJobsAndEconomy The big questions: How to pay for infrastructure and services? What role … Continue reading

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Transport, Regional Growth and writing Labor’s 2015 Election Policy

The NSW Labor Policy Forum recently met to map out how we will produce Labor’s 2015 election policy. The May meting was well attended, and the early address was made by Professor Andrew Vann, Vice Chancellor Charles Sturt University in relation … Continue reading

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NSW Labor Policy Forum – second meeting!

As an elected member of the NSW Labor Policy Forum I am trying to take a proactive approach to accountability by reporting back to ALP members about what’s happening and how you can contribute. I’ve been to a number of … Continue reading

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Education- my email to the PM re the Education Funding Review

My brother Chris, a high school teacher, and my mum, a school counsellor, often tell me about their experiences in the public school system. Bright kids, good teachers teaching excellent values all struggling with stretched budgets, unequal access to facilities … Continue reading

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