Monthly Archives: June 2011

John Kilcullen on Faulkner/Bracks/Carr

I suppose there are many reasons why people don’t join the Labor party, or why they leave it or become inactive members. A reason I would like to focus attention on is factionalism. Senator Faulkner in 2005 (Parkes oration): “When … Continue reading

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Everybody’s talking about Reform

Sam Dastyari has chosen this week to blog on the topic of reform: http://www.nswalp.com/media/blogs/alp-blog/june-2011/alp-must-look-to-primary-system/ And John Graham has chosen this week to release a paper on reform, a copy of which is available at: https://ouralp.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/rebuilding-community-labor.pdf Both are worth a read. … Continue reading

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It’s time – Joint Meeting of Sydney Branches – Mon 27th June

Please note, that due to overwhelming demand, there has been a change of venue for  ‘It’s Time’, a special joint meeting of branches on the issue of ALP reform, organised by the Sydney State Electoral Council. The meeting will include … Continue reading

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Stamping out Dissent

One day before John Faulkner warned that the factions are trying to “cast internal debate as disunity“, three days after Sam Dastyari has promised to propose sweeping reforms at Conference, there is an announcement from Head Office that, at this … Continue reading

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Wran Lecture – John Faulkner to speak

Senator John Faulkner will be giving the address at this year’s Wran Lecture, addressing the past and future of NSW Labor. Neville Wran will be in attendance. Details are as follows: When: 6pm for 6.30pm, Thursday 9 June 2011 Where: … Continue reading

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The Most Radical Reforms in 110 years of ALP history

It’s no surprise that Joe Tripodi is still blocking Labor Party reform. But did you know Sam Dastyari has said “[a]t the ALP conference in July this year I will be proposing the most radical reforms in 110 years of … Continue reading

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Candidate Profiles

One common complaint about Annual Conference is that it’s hard for would-be candidates to make themselves known to delegates, and vice versa, especially for Country Labor delegates and candidates. Therefore, ouralp.net is offering to host an online candidate profile for … Continue reading

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