Monthly Archives: October 2011

Candidates’ answer to Kings Cross

From Alex Hamilton Kings Cross Branch passed a motion at its last meeting asking the candidates to the Policy Forum and the National President 7 questions. I have been receiving many responses, and I have collated the Policy Forum responses … Continue reading

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Questions of Reform

Jo Holder, Rodney Cavalier, Margret Ross and I put together the following questions for the Candidates for National President: Which of the 31 of the 2010 Review recommendations do you support/not support? Should affiliated unions hold 50% of delegates to … Continue reading

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Report from Sydney FEC NSW Policy Forum Candidate Event

Last Sunday, Sydney FEC organised a meet-the-candidates for the NSW Policy Forum, which was attended by about 30 of the candidates. I took the opportunity to ask them if they were factionally aligned. Most were. The three most common answers … Continue reading

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Voting begins

Voting begins today in two elections, the Federal President, and for the 16 members’ representatives for NSW Policy Forum.  (There are also 16 union representatives on the NSW Policy Forum, but a deal has been done and there are exactly … Continue reading

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Labor for Refugees asks Party President Candidates: Should our Parliamentarians be bound by our Constitution?

Source: Labor for Refugees Labor for Refugees put the following questions to all six candidates for Party President. How important is it for members of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party to comply with the ALP National Platform in accordance with … Continue reading

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NSW Policy Forum Candidates

Source: Farid Ahmed Marrickville Central branch… I am an active ALP member, and serve the Party in various capacities including as Vice-President and Assistant Secretary of the Marrickville Central Branch, and as a delegate or alternate to Marrickville … Continue reading

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Are the whingers justified?

Contributed by Phil Drew Some stats about OZ for your next BBQ discussion: Largest economies: OZ 13. Resilience to economic crisis: 2 of 25, behind Norway. Prosperity index: 4 behind Norway, Denmark and Finland. GDP growth (2010): 2.7%, 15th. 12 … Continue reading

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John Lannan to tell NSW: Reform is Essential

John Lannan, the Independent candidate for ALP President, will be visiting NSW on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd October. John will be telling a members only meeting why Party Reform is essential if the Party is to survive, … Continue reading

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