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Take Back Australia … Reject Socialism

Fabian Society and the ALP

The Australian Fabians as taken from their website

Famous Australian Fabians include labor Prime Ministers and Political leaders of our country. Some contemporary Australian Fabians: Gough Whitlam – Patron of the Australian Fabian Society, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, Julia Gillard, Wayne Swan, John Cain, Jim Cairns, Don Dunstan, Neville Wran, Frank Crean, Simon Crean.

The Australian Fabians have four general aims:

1. To contribute to a renaissance of left of centre and progressive thought, by generating and disseminating ideas that are original, meet the challenge of the times, and are of high intellectual quality.

2. To contribute, by getting these ideas into the public domain, to the creation of a left of centre political culture and consensus.

3. To help create an active movement of people identifying with the left of centre and engaged in political debate.

4. To influence the ideas and policies of the Labor Party (and other parties) and Labor Governments to encourage progressive reform in practice.

Though we call ourselves a think tank, the Australian Fabians are more than this. We are based on a social and intellectual movement: the UK Fabian Society has been a central part of democratic socialist, social-democratic and Labor tradition thoughout the 20th century in Britain, and the Australian Fabians in Australia since 1947. Our output is thoroughly contemporary and relevant: by dint simply of who we are, it is organically connected to the history of the left.
Our goal is not merely (as by and large it is for other think tanks) to produce interesting ideas for the elite policy community. It is the promotion of socialist and progressive thought throughout society. We aim to change the intellectual climate of the Australia (and indeed of the wider world). We want to make broadly left of centre ways of thinking commonplace.

A crucial element of this, obviously, is to help such thought be translated into practice, particularly by government. Producing workable policies which manifest left of centre principles, and encouraging their consideration by the Australian Labor Party and by Labor governments, is therefore a crucial part of what we do. But it remains our aim to get left of centre ideas into the wider public domain. Our function in providing arenas for ordinary people to engage in intelligent discussion – in local societies and in conferences, schools and other meetings – is absolutely central to our purpose.

Labor and the Fabian Society are one in the same, I will show the Labor power brokers involved in the ACTU and Fabian Society, and I can show that The Fabians have in fact had members who were and are PM and what their objective are in Australia

“We want to make broadly left of centre ways of thinking commonplace.”

A crucial element of this, obviously, is to help such thought be translated into practice, particularly by government.”  ‘This has been evident in the arrogance they showed in the BER, the NBN rollout, and the make up of the party.’

The Society consists of Socialists. It therefore aims at the establishment of a society in which equality of opportunity will be assured, and the economic power and privileges of individuals and classes abolished through the collective ownership and democratic control of the economic resources of the community. It seeks to secure these ends by the methods of political democracy.

The Society, believing in equal citizenship in the fullest sense, is open to persons irrespective of sex, race or creed, who commit themselves to its aim and purposes and undertake to promote its work. The Society shall be affiliated to the Labour Party. Its activities shall be the furtherance of socialism and the education of the public on socialist lines by the holding of meetings, lectures, discussion groups, conferences and summer schools, the promotion of research into political, economic and social problems, national and international, the publication of books, pamphlets and periodicals, and by any other appropriate method.

For example – the Internet! How appropriate they have fought so hard for the NBN, the speed of the rollout of the NBN and the failure to supply a proper Cost Benefit Analysis of this Network.

This is from the Australian Fabians website

There is a interesting article by a Senator Robert Roy on “ARE FACTIONS KILLING THE LABOR PARTY? ” This address was to the Fabian society Sydney, however it reads as if he were addressing the Labor Party itself?

The Who’s Who of Fabian society members

*Gough Whitlam,
*Bob Hawke,
*Paul Keating,
*John Cain,
*Jim Cairns,
*Don Dunstan
*Neville Wran,
*Frank Crean
*Anthony Albanese MP, Shadow Minister for Environment &
Heritage, Shadow Minister for Water
* David Bassanese, Journalist, Australian Financial Review
* Caroline Bayliss, Acting Executive Director, Global
Sustainability, RMIT University
* Eric Beecher, CEO, Private Media Partners
* Julian Burnside QC
* The Hon Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Housing; Urban
Development; Local Government
* Tricia Caswell, CEO, Victorian Association of Forest Industries
* Barry Cohen, former Federal Minister for Arts, Heritage and
* Greg Combet, Secretary, ACTU
* Simon Crean MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Development
* Professor Glyn Davis, Vice-Chancellor, The University of
* Julian Disney, Professor and Director of Social Justice Project,
Department of Law, University of NSW
* Stephen Duckett, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe
* Senator John Faulkner, former Labor Senate Leader
* Professor John Freebairn, Director of the Melbourne Institute
of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of
* Dr Joshua Funder, GBS Venture Partners Limited
* Dennis Glover, Associate Fellow, School of Social Sciences, La
Trobe University
* Mike Georgeff, Australia s leading expert on artificial
intelligence and successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur
* Nicholas Gruen, CEO, Lateral Economics
* Julie Hansen, former President of the VLGA
* Tony Harris, former Auditor of NSW
* Ryan Heath, speechwriter and events coordinater for Britain’s
most senior public servant, Gus O’Donnell, the Cabinet Secretary
* Ashley Hogan, Historian, Senator John Faulkner’s Office
* Brian Howe, Professorial Associate, Centre for Public Policy,
The University of Melbourne
* Jim Jupp, Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies,
Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National
* Bill Kelty, Former ACTU Secretary and Reserve Bank board
* John Langmore, Professorial Fellow, Political Science
Department, The University of Melbourne
* Jenny Lewis, Senior Research Fellow, Political Science, The
University of Melbourne
* Ian Lowe AO, President, Australian Conservation Foundation
* Jenny Macklin MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition
* Robert Manne, Professor of Politics, La Trobe University
* Ian Marsh, Professor of Public Management, Australia & New
Zealand School of Government, University of Sydney
* Dr Race Mathews, National Chairman, Australian Fabian Society
* Stephen Mayne, Business Editor, Crikey
* John McInerney, Councillor, Sydney City Council
* David McKnight, Sydney academic and author of ‘Beyond Left
and Right: New Politics and the Culture Wars’
* Alison McClelland, Associate Professor & Head of School of
Social Work and Social Policy, La Trobe University
* Geoff Mulgan, Director, UK Institute for Community Studies
* Barbara Norman, Deputy Chair, Australian Fabian Society &
Program Director, Environment & Planning, RMIT University
* Michael O’Connor, National Assistant Secretary, Forestry
Division, Construction Forestry, Energy & Mining Union
* Scott Rankin, Writer and Director
* Heather Ridout, CEO, Australian Industry Group
* Guy Rundle, Co-editor, Arena Magazine
* Bill Shorten, National Secretary, AWU
* Mark Spiller, Director, Planning Institute of Australia
* Wayne Swan MP, Shadow Treasurer
* Evan Thornley, National Secretary, Australian Fabian Society
and LookSmart Co-founder
* Beth Wilson, Health Services Commissioner of Victoria
* Penny Wong MP, Shadow Minister for Employment & Workforce
* Tony Wood, Origin Energy
* Professor David Yencken

*Prime Minister:Julia Gillard*

Treasurer:Wayne Swan (Fabian)*
Minister for Trade:Craig Emerson
Minister for Defence:Stephen Smith
Minister for Foreign Affairs:Kevin Rudd
Minister for Finance & Deregulation:Penny Wong (Fabian)
Minister for Immigration & Citizenship:Chris Bowen (Fabian)
Minister for Infrastructure & Transport:Anthony Albanese (Fabian)
Minister for Health & Ageing:Nicola Roxon
Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development, Local Government & Arts:Simon Crean Fabian)
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs & Workplace Relations:Chris Evans
Minister for Broadband, Communications & the Digital Economy:Stephen Conroy
Minister for School Education, Early Childhood & Youth:Peter Garrett
Minister for Resources & Energy / Minister for Tourism:Martin Ferguson
Minister for Climate Change & Energy Efficiency:Greg Combet (Fabian)
Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs:Jenny Macklin (Fabian)
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities:Tony Burke
Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science & Research:Kim Carr (Fabian)
Attorney-General:Robert McClelland
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry:Joe Ludwig
Minister for Human Services:Tanya Plibersek


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