Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ticket for Reform at Conference

This year, State Conference will be electing a new Admin Committee, a new Rules Committee, etc. It would be great if we can get some rank and file candidates up, people dedicated to rank and file democracy.  But it won’t … Continue reading

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The 2009 Rules Committee Report

From the 2009 Rules Committee report, it is possible to better understand the relationship between head office and the rank and file branches, and the challenge ahead in introducing democratic processes into the party. The Rule committee considers improvements to … Continue reading

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Protest Report

This is from Phil Drew, an attendee at yesterday’s protest… There were about fifty people present from the far South Coast as well as the city.  The Party hierarchy was conspicuous by its absence.  They were locked away on the 9th … Continue reading

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Eddie appoints his replacement – Protest!

Comrades, We are writing to ask you to attend a protest this Friday against the decision of the NSW ALP Administrative Committee to appoint candidates to replace Eddie Obeid and John Hatzistergos as members of the NSW Legislative Assembly. Recently more than twenty … Continue reading

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Motions rejected – Bathurst branch

The Bathurst branch of the ALP met on the 16th of April and considered 4 motions adopted by the “Our ALP” gathering in Sydney on 2nd of April. On the 13th of April the Lithgow branch of the ALP adopted … Continue reading

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What happens next – revisited

An update to the previous What happens Next? post: The closing date for Motions to Conference has been extended.  The new date is: Friday 13th May 2011 by 12 noon.

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Questions of Reform – June 6 – Cheltenham

Hornsby and Pennant Hills branches are please to announce a special event for ALP members entitled “Questions of Reform”: Speeches and discussion on the issue of Reform for the NSW ALP and the Bracks-Faulkner-Carr Review. The event is at 8pm, … Continue reading

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What happens next?

Motions to conference have closed.  All submitted motions proposing rule changes will be considered by the Rules Committee. They prepare a report which says, in effect, ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ for each motion. That report will be voted on in its … Continue reading

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All the motions

Below are all the motions to Conference that we know of. 1. Endorse the 2010 Review and demand it be implemented in full We endorse the findings of the 2010 National Review and demand that its Recommendations be implemented in … Continue reading

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2010 Review – an analysis

My analysis of each recommendation is below – order is as per 2010 review except where it makes sense to group related motions.  Regards, Ben Recommendations 1 and 15 1    Submit these recommendations to federal conference 15    Submit these recommendations … Continue reading

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