NSW Rules Committee Minority Report

The NSW_Labor_2014 Rules_Committee Minority_Report

Australian Labor Party
Annual Conference 2014
NSW Branch Rules Committee
Minority Report

The party has issued its Rules Report ahead of conference. The preamble
indicates that there were differences of opinion on both the principles and the
detail on a number of issues.
We have taken the unusual step of releasing this Minority Report because
there was one issue on which there was a major division. That issue was the
future role of direct election in NSW Labor.
Eighty three party units moved resolutions calling for direct election in our
party forums. The majority on the Rules Committee rejected one hundred and
twenty four of these resolutions. They covered areas as diverse as the
preselection of members of parliament, and the election of party officers, the
administrative committee and of delegates to conference.
This represents a significant groundswell in the ranks of ordinary party
members that is not being addressed. Put simply, party members feel that
power in the NSW Labor Party is in the hands of too few people.
The move to bring back Policy Committees, while welcome in itself, will also
see changes to the first state-wide direct election ballot under the NSW
Branch rules.
Further, we welcome the fact that at this conference we will adopt a move to
directly elect Labor’s leader. However reforming Labor in Macquarie Street,
but leaving Labor in Sussex Street untouched, is not acceptable.
We look forward to the debate on these issues at the conference.
John Graham Assistant General Secretary
Jan Burnswoods Member
Peter Primrose Member
Anthony D’Adam Member
27th June 2014

Party units moving rules resolutions calling for direct election at the
2014 NSW Annual Conference
ALEXANDRIA BRANCH
ASHFIELD BRANCH
AUBURN BRANCH
BALMAIN SEC
BEGA BRANCH
BEGA SEC
BENNELONG FEC
BEROWRA FEC
BLAXLAND GLENBROOK BRANCH
BLUE MOUNTAINS SEC
BRADFIELD FEC
BYRON BAY BRANCH
CALARE FEC
CARINGBAH BRANCH
CASTLE HILL SEC
COOK FEC
CRONULLA BRANCH
DOUBLE BAY BELLEVUE HILL BRANCH
EASTWOOD BRANCH
EDEN-MONARO FEC
ENMORE CAMDENVILLE BRANCH
GILMORE FEC
GLEBE BRANCH
GRAFTON BRANCH
GRAYNDLER FEC
GREENWAY FEC
HARBORD BRANCH
HEFFRON SEC
HORNSBY BRANCH
HORNSBY SEC
HUME FEC
JERVIS BAY ST GEORGES
BASIN BRANCH
KATOOMBA BRANCH
KIAMA BRANCH
KINGS CROSS BRANCH
KOGARAH CARLTON BRANCH
KU RING GAI BRANCH
KU RING GAI SEC
LAMBTON NEW LAMBTON
KOTARA BRANCH
LANE COVE BRANCH
LITHGOW BRANCH
MACQUARIE BRANCH
MACQUARIE FEC
MAITLAND EAST BRANCH
MAYFIELD BRANCH
MID MOUNTAINS BRANCH
MONARO BRANCH
MORUYA BRANCH
MT COLAH BEROWRA BRANCH
MURRAY DAY BRANCH
NEWCASTLE BRANCH
NEWCASTLE FEC
NEWCASTLE SEC
PAGE FEC
PENNANT HILLS BRANCH
PENRITH SEC
PORT MACQUARIE SEC
QUAKERS BILL BRANCH
QUEANBEYAN BRANCH
ROBERTSON FEC
ROZELLE-LILYFIELD BRANCH
SAPPHIRE COAST BRANCH
SEFTON BRANCH
SNOWY RIVER COOMA BRANCH
SPRINGWOOD
FAULCONBRIDGE BRANCH
STOCKTON BRANCH
SUMMER HILLS SEC
SURRY HILLS BRANCH
SWANSEA SEC
SYDNEY FEC
TAREE BRANCH
THE ENTRANCE SEC
TORONTO BRANCH
THE HILLS BRANCH
TOONGABBIE BRANCH
TUMBI UMBI BRANCH
VAUCLUSE SEC
WALLSEND SEC
WENTWORTH FEC
WEST WALLSEND BRANCH
WILLOUGHBY CASTLECRAG BRANCH
WYONG BRANCH

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