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UNPUBLISHED Bracks/Carr/Faulkner ALP National Review Recommendations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 ...
Joe Bullock resigns from WA Labor Party right faction - The West ... - The West Australian The West AustralianJoe Bullock resigns from WA Labor Party right faction - The West ...The West AustralianMr Bullock said he had no intention of resigning from the Labor Party and said he would continue to serve as factionally unaligned Senator. He entered the Senate last year from the no.1 spot on the ticket after acrimonious negotiations that split Labor ...ALP powerbroker Joe Bullock quits right faction in disgustABC Onlinevšech 2 zpravodajských článků »
The Australian Labor party is pushing to lower the voting age to 16 - Business Insider Australia Business Insider AustraliaThe Australian Labor party is pushing to lower the voting age to 16Business Insider AustraliaOpposition leader Bill Shorten is pushing to lower the national voting age to 16 in a bid to quell the “participation problem” among young people in Australia. Speaking at the Labor Party conference in Sydney today, Shorten said the move would allow ...Any similarity to events in the Labor Party purely coincidentalThe AustralianLabor promises to lower voting age to 16 or 17 if it wins next electionThe GuardianResearcher cited in Shorten's voting proposal says less than one in ...ABC Onlinevšech 113 zpravodajských článků »
Bill Shorten defends West Australian Labor Party's '19th century' pre ... - ABC Online ABC OnlineBill Shorten defends West Australian Labor Party's '19th century' pre ...ABC OnlineFederal Labor leader Bill Shorten has been forced to defend the party's pre-selection process in Western Australia, after a bitter battle in the seat of Brand. Labor's blue collar unions wanted to get rid of the sitting member Gary Gray and were ...Labor avoids preselection dogfight - The West AustralianThe West AustralianWA Bureau ChiefThe AustralianLabor national executive overrides state branch to allow MPs to ...The Guardian9news.com.auvšech 63 zpravodajských článků »
Aussie Labor Party clears path to landmark China trade pact - The Japan Times CirculateAussie Labor Party clears path to landmark China trade pactThe Japan TimesCenter-left Labor had held up passage of the deal through Parliament over what it said was a lack of protections for Australian workers and issues with the visa regime for foreign workers. Powerful trade unions aligned with the party fiercely oppose ...Australian Labor Party release sharing economy principlesCirculateUnions attack Bill Shorten on China FTAThe AustralianLabor and Coalition reach agreement on China-Australia free trade ...The GuardianThe New Daily -Channel News Asiavšech 201 zpravodajských článků »