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Why Labor?

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What does the Australian Labor Party stand for in 2013 and in the 21st century? And how can it convince a new generation of Australians that it has found its way? After two terms dominated by internal chaos and an inability to find or sell its ‘message’, the government now faces unprecedented challenges in the forthcoming election.

Senator Kim Carr is the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and Minister for Higher Education in the second Rudd government. With some unexpected time on the backbench following his resignation from Julia Gillard’s cabinet in March, Kim Carr penned his thoughts in A Letter to Generation Next. Join Senator Kim Carr and Sally Warhaft for an in-depth look at the culture of Australian politics, the Labor Party and the life of a federal Senator.

The Fifth Estate

The important stories of the day – off the front pages.

Sally Warhaft hosts a dizzying array of guests from the worlds of politics, culture, international relations and beyond, in a witty and revealing analysis of current affairs.