The Fabian Society invites all those interested to join a discussion with Sir Michael Cullen, Peter Harris, Sarah Helm, Tracey Martin MP, Richard Harman and Lyndy McIntyre at St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, on Sunday 10th May at 1pm. Ideas on strategy, economy, party relations, communication and organising will all be canvassed. Read more and register here.
The Destination:Next Progressive Majority is a seminar intended for those who wish to see a change of government in 2017 to a more progressive social democratic policy agenda and ethos.
The first of these seminars in 2015 will pose the critical questions that need to be addressed and answered if this outcome is to be realised. Basic assumptions are that:
overall political performance will need to improve significantly
fiscal and economic policy will need to be agreed
credible party political co-operation will be a sine qua non
political communication will need to gain voter support
political organisation will need to be based on voter & community issues
Hon Sir Michael Cullen – an overall picture of what needs to be done politically to achieve a change to progressive government
Peter Harris – fiscal and economic policy for a progressive government
Sarah Helm/Tracey Martin MP – political co-operation for progressive government
Richard Harman – political communication in the 21st century
Lyndy McIntyre – community organisation for political change
Our MC will be Sandra Grey. The Fabians will be represented by Mike Smith.
Sunday 10 May 1:00-4:15pm St Andrew’s Church, 30 The Terrace, Wellington
Although attendance is free, early registration is encouraged as seating is strictly limited.
All welcome. You can register for the Wellington event on the NZ Fabian Society Facebook page or on the Fabians website here.
Sir Michael Cullen was Labour Deputy Prime Minister from 2002-2008. Peter Harris is an economic consultant and director who has worked in unions and government. Sarah Helm is the General Manager of the Green Party. Tracey Martin MP is the Deputy Leader of NZ First. Richard Harman has had an extensive TV career in political reporting and comment and currently produces Politik. Lyndy McIntyre organises for the Living Wage campaign.