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UNPUBLISHED Bracks/Carr/Faulkner ALP National Review Recommendations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 ...
ALP eyes super tax hit for wealthy - The Australian The AustralianALP eyes super tax hit for wealthyThe AustralianLast weekend, Joe Hockey blamed “a hostile Labor Party in the Senate, which is doing everything it can, not only to block our measures to improve the budget bottom line, but to block their own measures, that they proposed at the last election to ...Labor's $14b superannuation hit to well-offThe Australian Financial ReviewBill Shorten's $14 billion plan for a super tax on the rich: Could it work?SmartCompany.com.auHockey dismisses Labor super policy as 'tax grab'Money Managementvšech 134 zpravodajských článků »
Labour outlines concerns on Aborigine communities in letter to ... - Māori Television Māori TelevisionLabour outlines concerns on Aborigine communities in letter to ...Māori TelevisionThe New Zealand Labour Party has sent a letter to the Australian Labor Party outlining their concerns in regards to the closure of 150 remote Aborigine communities. Labour's Māori caucus chairman, Peeni Henare, says they have received the full support ...a další »
Australian Labor MP on same-sex marriage: 'This is an issue of legal ... - Mashable MashableAustralian Labor MP on same-sex marriage: 'This is an issue of legal ...MashableFor Tanya Plibersek, the deputy leader of Australia's Labor Party, legalising same-sex marriage is a simple matter of righting an injustice. "I think this is an issue of legal discrimination against one group in our community," she said on ABC's Q&A ...Bill Shorten rejects Tanya Plibersek's calls to axe Labor Party's ...ABC OnlineLabor debates conscience vote on gay marriageThe AustralianShadow minister David Feeney lashes Tanya Plibersek and the Left ...Sydney Morning HeraldGay Star News -The Age -The Guardianvšech 117 zpravodajských článků »
Labor needs to listen - The Daily Telegraph The Daily TelegraphLabor needs to listenThe Daily TelegraphThe result, a near-landslide Coalition win, sent some clear messages to Labor. These repeated similar messages sent over the last 20 years by senior and respected members of the party. All have been ignored by those who own and run the modern ALP.a další »