How the tide is turning toward a social democratic alternative

Democracy Conservative politics Australia

In this speech for CIS, Kevin Rudd discusses the philosophical division within the political Right, pointing out the conflict between conservative values such as the family and Hayek's concept of the market. Mr Rudd will explore these issues at the CIS’ sixth Policymakers Forum with discussion of what he sees as the major fault lines within the Centre-Right political project and the differences between realists and neo-conservatives in foreign policy Is Australia’s political future really a contest between ‘Neo-liberals’ and Social Democrats? Can the ALP ‘recapture the Centre’ of Australian politics? And what would a ‘newly Centred’ foreign policy look like?

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