Syd, April 2009
In April 2009, Catalyst convened a major policy conference on the future of progressive politics.
They worked in partnership with:
The Australia Institute,
The Centre for Policy Development,
The Evatt Foundation,
The Search Foundation, and
The Australian Fabians.
Sydney, 22 & 23 April 2009
Catalyst thanks The Australia Institute, The Centre for Policy Development, The Evatt Foundation, Per Capita, The Search Foundation and The Australian Fabians for their work in putting together this conference. CrunchTime brought together a wide range of speakers who looked at the future of progressive politics under the shadow of the global financial crisis. It was the first time that Australia's progressive think tanks had held a joint policy conference.
Below you can access video presentations and papers from Ann Pettifor, Larissa Behrendt, David McKnight and Lindy Edwards. To see a copy of the conference program click here.
Edited version (13min):
Read Larissa's keynote address, Where social policy has gone bad and how we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past, which examines the ideological constraints behind past indigenous policy failure and looks to evidence based policy for a way forward.
Read the paper from David McKnight's presentation to Crunch Time: Alternatives to Neo-liberalism.
Following the conference Lindy's opinion piece based on her presentation was published in The Age. Read Reinventing social democracy vital for progress, 27th April 2009