Monthly Archives: April 2014

Shorten’s reforms – good, bad or both?

Shorten’s reform speech may be found here: and here:, including transcript, audio and Q&A. Some of Shorten’s reforms are more symbolic than anything else, such as formally ending the rarely enforced mandatory union membership. Others, such as the … Continue reading

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Local-Labor to launch in Queensland

A Queensland Chapter of Local Labor is to be launched on Monday May 5 by Senator John Faulkner. Details, and RSVP, at

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John Faulkner: ALP Reform Agenda

Reposted from Statement by John Faulkner: ALP Reform Agenda 08 April 2014 Last Thursday I asked the NSW Branch of the ALP to circulate a letter [attached] proposing changes to the Party’s Rules in NSW. This letter is forthright about … Continue reading

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Bill Shorten: plans for a modern and progressive Australian Labor Party

From IMPORTANT EVENT NOTICE – MELBOURNE LOCAL LABOR MEMBERS URGED TO ATTEND During the Federal Labor leadership contest in October last year, the candidates Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese responded to an extensive Local Labor survey on their commitment … Continue reading

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The ALP in New South Wales; who controls it and how?

By Jim Bright, Narooma Branch Secretary Purpose of this paper In this paper I will endeavour to explain (a) how the current constitution of the NSW Branch of the ALP gives control of the Annual Conference (i.e. the Branch’s supreme … Continue reading

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