All That's Left: What Labor Should Stand For (edited with Nick Dyrenfurth) is published by New South Books.
After a tumultuous few months that have seen an election-winning prime minister replaced as leader by Australia’s first woman prime minister, many people are questioning what Labor stands for. In this book, young, prominent thinkers, players and commentators – as well as some experienced politicians – tackle these questions in frank, personal and often surprising ways.
- Nick Dyrenfurth on What Labor Should Stand for
- Tim Soutphommasane on Social Justice
- David Burchell on The State
- David Hetherington on Progressive Economics
- Dennis Glover on The Politics of Environment
- Geoff Gallop on Federalism
- Tony Moore on Education
- Larissa Behrendt on Indigenous Reconciliation
- Paul Howes on Trade Unions
- Lindsay Tanner on Trust
The Hon. Greg Combet, AM, MP, federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, launched All That's Left at NSW Parliament on Tuesday, 2 November 2010. In his speech launching the book, Mr Combet said All That's Left would make "an important contribution to the debate on what it means to be a Labor government".
All That's Left was launched in Canberra by The Hon. Wayne Swan, MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer at Parliament House on Wednesday, 24 November 2010. According to Mr Swan, "books like [this] one ... feed our hunger for reform ... nourish our philosophy ... inspire us and spur us on. You can't survive 120 years as a political party without books like these ... The wealth of ideas in a book like this is one of the reasons why I’m such an optimist about Labor’s future."
"The 10 essays collected in All That's Left offer timely suggestions for Labor's strategic and policy direction ... The book's strength is to showcase new thinking for progressive politics in Australia ... There are many ideas in this book that will be useful as Labor contemplates its future."
- The Weekend Australian
"In the tradition of the political pamphlet, the contributors outline their vision for the left ... This is a must for the PM's summer reading list."
- The Age