Curtin & Scullin II Joan Coxsedge II The Week that Was II Humphrey McQueen

Saturday, 2 May 2020 - 7:30am to 9:00am

Today we are going to swim in history. And the reason I am taking this tack this morning is because all week in covid stay at home I have been worrying over how we deal with the issues of inequality and climate degradation after covid when clearly the strong arm of big business influence on Government is in the ascendancy.

Reading Dr Liam Byrne's new book Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin the making of the modern labor party I found some surprising ideas from the past not least that the dominancy of monopoly power was not new nor the tight hand of grasping business dressed up as the central power in society. So first up we focus on Curtin and Scullin. We follow that with the moraoturium because it isn't everyday that the people win on such a scale and as Humphrey McQueen reminds us in our final piece for the morning May 8th is the anniversary of the Moraturium and I thought we should hear that faboulous Eureka Dinner speech given by Joan Coxsedge our local Bodicea.