Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Submission from Mt Colah – Berowra

A SUBMISSION TO ADDRESS NONCOMPULSORY UNION MEMBERSHIP IN THE ALP AND BRANCH MEMBERS INVOLVEMENT IN UPPER HOUSE PRESELECTIONS  Introduction The massive defeat of the NSW Labor Government on 26 March is without doubt the worst result in the history of … Continue reading

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Lithgow Branch – Ben Aveling’s response

In response to the points raised by the Lithgow Branch on the 12th of April Re: Motion 1. The tight time-frame is driven by the cut-off date for submissions to conference: noon, 29th of April. That date was chosen by … Continue reading

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Motions – Eastwood

To: AS LISTED Re: Proposed Agenda Items for the NSW ALP State Annual Conference To be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July 2011. The following motions were unanimously passed at the April 2011 Annual General Meeting of Eastwood … Continue reading

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Extra Motions – Milton Ulladulla

At the recent meeting of the Milton Ulladulla branch of the ALP, the following motions which you forwarded for discussion were passed: A. Support for the core motions: Endorse the 2010 Review and demand it be implemented in full. Direct … Continue reading

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Sam Dastyari’s Response to Open Letter

11 April 2011 Dear Ben Thank you for your open letter dated 4 April 2011 regarding Labor Party Reform. As you have noted, I share your support for Labor Party Reform.  I welcome members’ engagement in this exciting process. The … Continue reading

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Motions rejected – Lithgow branch

The Lithgow branch of the ALP met on 12 April and considered 4 motions adopted by the “Our ALP” gathering in Sydney on 2 April. With regard to those motions the Lithgow branch adopted unanimously the following resolutions: Motion 1 … Continue reading

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How Stuff Works – The (NSW) Labor Party – Part 1, Party Units

Technically speaking, the NSW Labor Party is structured as a representative democracy. In practice, outcomes are generally undemocratic for reasons examined below. The structure in other states is broadly similar, with a range of variations, especially around numbers and ratios. … Continue reading

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An open letter to George Wright, and any other potential candidates for the position of National Secretary

Dear Potential National Secretary, You are proposing taking on this role at an interesting time for our party, a time when we are widely perceived as having ‘lost our way’, both federally, and in several states. In Sydney last Saturday, … Continue reading

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Motions – Leichhardt branch

The following motions were passed at the Leichhardt branch meeting of 6 April. PREAMBLE The proposed State Conference in July will be conducted with minimum opportunity to consider the wide ranging problems leading to the recent disastrous election. It will … Continue reading

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Motions to Conference must be sent this month

An important report from the Darling Harbour branch: Darling Harbour branch passed the motions at the meeting tonight. The initial reaction of the president was to hold them over until the next meeting (1st week in May) so that members … Continue reading

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