You’ll find information about our past research, polls and campaigns here.
Over the past four years we’ve created some ground-breaking events involving speakers who have challenged and inspired our thinking. This has involved some successful collaboration, including with The Australia Institute, other think tanks and progressive organisations. Papers and resources are available here.
Money and Power
Winning with Obama
In July 2009 Catalyst co-hosted an event featuring Executive Director of Wellstone Action, Jeff Blodgett.
Jeff was Minnesota State Campaign Director for the Obama Presidential campaign and has a wealth of experience in running progressive campaigns.
We've dug out a video of Jeff's address from the archives and published it in seven youtube installments. Jeff gives insights into progressive campaigning, looking at authentic candidates, grassroots organising and campaigning online.
In April 2009, Catalyst convened a major policy conference on the future of progressive politics.
They worked in partnership with:
The Australia Institute,
The Centre for Policy Development,
The Evatt Foundation,
The Search Foundation, and
The Australian Fabians.
Engaging with Labor in Power
In August 2008 Catalyst hosted a forum to discuss policy change under Labor.
The forum brought together leading progressive thinkers and organisations who discussed new possibilities and approaches for engaging with the new Labor Government.
In May 2008 Catalyst held its first public forum Temporary Migration: Economic Opportunity for Whom?