Monthly Archives: July 2011

Admin Committee and Rules Committee

This is unofficial, but the new Administrative Committee is (in ballot paper order): Right: Mark Lennon, Gerald Dwyer, Kirsten Andrews, Wayne Forno, Prue Guillaume, Barbara Nebart, Graeme Kelly, Tony Sheldon, Mark Ptolemy, Russ Collison, Julie Sibraa, Alex Classens, Jim Metcher, … Continue reading

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Conference Report for Day 2

Yesterday started with the Country Labor report. There was a lot of anger at Rodney Cavalier’s comments of the day before (“Amanda Fazio talked about us wiping out Country Labor. Well the electorate just did.  Having the country electorates represented … Continue reading

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Conference Report for Day 1.

Julia Gillard, Robbo, Dastyari, John Graham all spoke to Conference and all of them said that reform was essential, as did a range of the other speakers – even as they disagreed about what reforms they wanted to see. Nathan … Continue reading

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Rules Report Amendments

The following amendments to the Rules Report were submitted earlier today.

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An open letter to Sam Dastyari by Bill Mallam

Dear Sam, Our family have been lifelong members of the ALP. My father Cliff Mallam was a member for 76 years and a State Member of Parliament for 28 years. I have been a member for 48 years. My son … Continue reading

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Candidate Profile – Maurice May – National Conference Delegate

By Maurice May I am a life member of the party. I believe that it is important for the conference of the New South Wales branch to elect delegates to the National conference who are prepared to put forward ideas … Continue reading

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An open letter from the rank and file

Dear Delegate, Re: Reform or Revolt As you know, the decisions that you make at NSW Labor’s 2011 state conference will have an enormous impact on the future of our party and our movement in this State. The reform proposals … Continue reading

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Rank and file members demand ALP reform

By ALP Sydney State Electorate Council Rank and file ALP members have demanded the upcoming NSW ALP conference, to be held 9-10 July 2011, support real party reform. A meeting of rank and file ALP members, held on 27 June … Continue reading

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Answers to some of the gloom

By Phil Drew As OurALP members we need to both to urge reform in structures and policies AND to support the Party in government. Ross Gittins in his article in Monday 4 July: This very lucky country enjoys a good … Continue reading

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Winning hearts and minds – the carbon tax issue

By Phil Drew While we are regenerating Our ALP we need also to be countering Abbott and his big lies. Two interesting articles, a Letter in the SMH and media releases by Jed Kearney, ACTU President, should be required reading … Continue reading

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