Monthly Archives: August 2011

John Lannan requests your help

From John Lannan Nominations for Federal President close on Friday 2 September and I need at least 10 nominations from each of 5 states and territories. I particularly need not just nominations from Victoria or NSW, but most especially nominations … Continue reading

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John Lannan wants to run for National President

Contributed by John Lannan. My Background I am married with one child and two grandchildren. I live in Mount Martha, a beachside area on the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne. For most of my career I was a secondary school … Continue reading

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National Petition

Local Labor is looking for support from Branch members around Australia to support the following petition intended to put some pressure on the delegates to National Conference to vote for change and reform of our party structures. Please take it … Continue reading

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Achieved at the NSW State Conference

By Ben Aveling The below is my (strictly unofficial) impression of what was and wasn’t achieved at the NSW State Conference, as regards the Faulkner/Carr/Bracks recommendations, and other. What was achieved: Recommendations 4, 9: Budget allocation to new party-building Activities … Continue reading

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Reclaiming our party by reforming the party structure

A paper regarding methods on reclaiming our party by reforming the party structure ‘At the Top’ By John McCutcheon – Kiama Branch ADMINISTRATIVE (ADMIN’) COMMITTEE It is my understanding that the NSW party machine is effectually run by a little … Continue reading

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Bring the ALP back to reality

By Rob Quinn If the present mess is continued then the Party, (but not its ideals), may come close to extinction. I see the problem as a ‘stick in the mud’ Party leadership, who have bent only a little towards … Continue reading

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OurALP Activist meeting report for 24th July.

There was a meeting of Our ALP activists two weeks back, at Leichhardt Town Hall, with people dialing in from other parts of NSW and overseas. The meeting agreed that the reforms secured at State Conference don’t go as far … Continue reading

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