The Australian Labor Party (also ALP and Labor, was Labour before 1912) is an Australian political party. It has governed the Commonwealth of Australia since the 2007 federal election. Kevin Rudd is the party's federal parliamentary leader. In the state and territory parliaments, Labor governs in South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory. The party competes against the Liberal/National Coalition for political office at the federal and state (and sometimes local) level.
The ALP was founded as a federal party prior to the first sitting of the Australian Parliament in 1901, but is descended from labour parties founded in the various Australian colonies by the emerging labour movement in Australia, formally beginning in 1891. Labor is thus the country's oldest ...
UNPUBLISHED Bracks/Carr/Faulkner ALP National Review Recommendations
1: That the National Executive accept the recommendations and institute an audit of their implementation in 18 months, circulating these to ALP branches.
2: That the Leader’s office dedicate policy resources to medium to long-term policy development and planning.
3: That Progressive Business organisations for corporate fundraising be established, administered by independent boards.
4: That the national campaign budget be approved by the finance committee and the National Executive. The party must not take on ...
JOHN Grant paid almost $1000 for tickets to a Labor Party fundraiser celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the election to parliament of Kevin Rudd, Wayne Swan and Bernie Ripoll.A spokesman for the Prime Minister said Mr Grant and his wife bought four tickets at $220 each to the fundraiser, held at Hillstone St Lucia in Brisbane on October 17, 2008.The spokesman said Mr Grant was one of more than 400 guests at the function, which was attended by Mr Swan, Mr Ripoll and Mr Rudd.Mr Ripoll, the member for Oxley, was the organiser of the event, he said. He was also the person who first approached ...
New PM promises to withdraw from Iraq, sign Kyoto climate protocol and transform nation
John Howard was swept from power in Australia yesterday after 11 years in office, and appeared almost certain to lose his own seat, only the second Prime Minister in the country's history to be rejected by his own constituents.Mr Howard looked close to tears last night as he conceded defeat to the Labor leader, Kevin Rudd, after a decisive swing that looks likely to give Labor a comfortable majority in the 150-seat parliament.In his own constituency of Bennelong, in north-west Sydney, which he had held for ...
Labor pushes for sharing economy regulations - ZDNet ZDNetLabor pushes for sharing economy regulationsZDNetThe Australian Labor Party has launched a discussion paper examining Australia's sharing economy and the benefits of the peer-to-peer market, as well as the potential regulations that may need to be implemented. In the discussion paper, Shadow ...a další »
Australian Labor Party lines up behind big business agenda - World Socialist Web Site Australian Labor Party lines up behind big business agendaWorld Socialist Web SiteThe Australian Labor Party has aligned itself directly with the demands of the corporate and financial elite for intensifying attacks on the working class, involving major cuts to social services, health and education, stretching into the indefinite ...a další »
Federal Labor party edges towards more pro-Palestine foreign policy - The Guardian The GuardianFederal Labor party edges towards more pro-Palestine foreign policyThe GuardianAdvocates of reform say a form of words such as those adopted by last year's New South Wales state Labor conference would now have the numbers to clear the ALP's national forum in Melbourne in July. Key elements of the right faction now support change, ...a další »