By Mick Armstrong and Tom Bramble
Few people these days believe that the ALP is going to bring about radical change. And yet most trade unions still back the ALP, and the majority of workers still, albeit grudgingly, look to Labor as their party.
So how should those in the labour movement who want radical change relate to the ALP?
Mick Armstrong and Tom Bramble look at the ALP from the origins of the party to the present day and offer a Marxist answer to this question.