As Australia heads toward another federal election, progressive politics is marshalling its forces to rid itself of the chaotic and decrepit Morrison government.
It’s easy to define what progressives are against, but there’s a red hot battle going on to define what they are really about.
Journalist and author James Button has addressed these issues in a recent series of articles in the Nine Newspapers.
Button’s contention that the left’s drift to addressing politics as a battle over issues of identity and culture skirmishes around language at the expense of doing the hard work around wages, job security, pay equity and workers rights risks continuing alienation of the very people who it believes it represents.
Thoughtful and provocative, James Button is our guest on this week’s addition of “On the Job”.
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