Labor ideas for a better, fairer Australia

The John Curtin Research Centre is a social democratic thinktank developing ideas for a better, fairer Australia.

Labor ideas for a better Australia

The John Curtin Research Centre is a social democratic thinktank developing ideas for a better, fairer Australia.

About the John Curtin Research Centre

The John Curtin Research Centre (JCRC) is a social democratic think-tank dedicated to developing ideas and policies for a better, fairer Australia.

Established in honour of John Curtin, a pivotal political figure in Australian history, the centre seeks to embody his values and vision. John Curtin served as the 14th Prime Minister of Australia during World War Two and is widely regarded as one of the country’s most influential leaders.

By naming the research centre after him, the JCRC pays tribute to his significant contributions and aims to carry forward his legacy by championing progressive policies that address the challenges and aspirations of contemporary Australia.

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Honouring Curtin’s legacy by inspiring and investing in future Labor leaders

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Liberals future must rest on recognising the past

By: Nick Dyrenfurth...

Newsroom Views: 391

Exciting Era with New Chair and Board Members

By: The John Curtin Research Centre...

Newsroom Views: 38

Backpackers not a solution to our climate disasters

By: Nick Dyrenfurth ...

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perspectives on key policy issues in Australia and beyond.

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Support our mission of progressive policy development and advocacy by making a donation to the John Curtin Research Centre. Your contribution enables us to conduct vital research, promote evidence-based analysis, and advance policies that address the pressing challenges of our time.

 

Together, with your generous support, we can continue the legacy of John Curtin and work towards a more equitable, inclusive and prosperous Australia.

Upcoming Events

2024 John Curtin Oration​

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of Australia’s greatest Prime Minister John Curtin and his government’s 1943 election landslide victory – federal Labor’s largest ever – with an address by the Hon Jim Chalmers, Treasurer in the Albanese Labor government. Entry includes a delicious three course meal, beverages and plenty of entertainment.

Date: Monday 26th August 2024
Time: 6.00pm – 11.00pm AEST
Location: InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto 495 Collins St, Melbourne
Registration: Register Here

Curtin's Conversations: A Century of Labour

Date: Monday 24th January 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm AEST
Location: Online Zoom Events
Registration: Register Here
Panellists: Jon Cruddas MP, Kos Samaras (Redbridge), Nick Dyrenfurth (JCRC), Ben Wellings (Monash University)

 

Attendees receive a 40% discount to purchase Jon Cruddas’ book.

2024 Annual Gala Dinner

With special guest speaker Hon. Richard Marles, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Defence, Federal Labor MP for Corio.

Date: Monday 26th February 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm AEST
Location: Aerial South Wharf, 17 Duke Walk, South Wharf, VIctoria.

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