Since World War Two, lower-income Australians have voted in a very predictable manner. It was largely predicated on the basis that they enjoyed good, stable and fulfilling permanent jobs. It was a political and social contract between working class men and women and this country’s political elite. That contract is now void. Re-establishing a new contract with the working class is now Labor’s biggest challenge since the disastrous split of the 1950s.
The John Curtin Research Centre is proud to host Kosmos Samaras, one of Labor’s most passionate and clear-sighted thinkers, speak on this vitally important topic.
Kosmos Samaras is the Assistant State Secretary of the Victorian ALP and its Marginal Seats Director. He has been the deputy campaign director for Victorian Labor during the past three elections and performs a large amount of its strategic research.