Is the general of NSW Labor serious about reform?
Sam Dastyari tries to fix the ALP
At a Sunday morning branch meeting, held in a community hall decorated with faded gold drapery, just 21 people have turned up. Only four are under 30. In what was once a Labor heartland, many of the blue-collar strivers now vote Liberal. “It’s a tough battle of late being a Labor member,” says one weary party worker.
This morning, the meeting will be addressed by a &ldquo
Too Much, Too Young: The Culture of the ALP
Correspondence to Mark Latham’s Quarterly Essay Not Dead Yet: Labor’s Post-Left Future.
By Nicholas Reece
Available in the current issue of Quarterly Essay. www.quarterlyessay.com
ONE of the most powerful passages in Mark Latham’s essay is when he writes of his own failure. For the first time I am aware of, he admits he came to the leadership too youn