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Agenda for Unity Conference 75th Anniversary Event

When: Saturday 15 November Where: Newtown Neighbourhood Centre 1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042 What:

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Reform is on the agenda for Country Conference (but it’s not looking good)

Country Labor Conference is this weekend. There are a number of pro-democracy motions on the agenda (see pages 38-40): election of Country Labor representatives on the Admin Committee, Country Labor Committee and other Country Labor positions by Country Labor Conference; … Continue reading

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Urgent need for Labor Unity – Unity Conference – 75th Anniversary Event

From Sean Macken and David Hetherington: We are writing to invite your Branch to join the Erskineville Branch of the ALP at a conference to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the landmark Unity Conference which was held in our suburb … Continue reading

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Senator John Faulkner: Public Pessimism, Political Complacency: Restoring Trust, Reforming Labor

The inaugural address of The Light on the Hill Society – sponsored by Revesby Workers Club Senator John Faulkner: Public Pessimism, Political Complacency: Restoring Trust, Reforming Labor. I have always believed that politics is worthwhile. This is not, nowadays, a … Continue reading

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John Faulkner to speak on Reforming Labor.

John Faulkner will be speaking on reforming Labor. Tuesday 7 October 2014 Revesby Workers’ Club Auditorium, 2b Brett Street, Revesby RSVP: Daryl Melham: darylm@rwc.org.au by 3/10/14. Please pass this on to any supporters of the cause of Labor reform who … Continue reading

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West Australia 2014 State Conference Report

A report from a humble member to the non-aligned Mt Lawley branch and a branch delegate to the recent WA state conference. WA State Conference last month was a success, with the leader of the State Parliamentary Labor Party (SPLP) … Continue reading

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For the diary

Some upcoming dates of potential interest: Tuesday 17th June – Open Labor NSW Launch 7:00 pm,  Beauchamp Hotel, 265 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst Geoff Gallop will speak to Open Labor’s inaugural NSW meeting on the current state of Australian politics, and … Continue reading

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The ALP Democracy Project

Three independent/pro-reform groups (Open Labor, Local Labor, the Independents Group and other individuals) have united to encourage and support “people from across the party who support democratic reform” in running as delegates to the Victorian State Conference in mid-May. Of … Continue reading

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Shorten’s reforms – good, bad or both?

Shorten’s reform speech may be found here: http://billshorten.com.au/towards-a-modern-labor-party and here: http://australianpolitics.com/2014/04/22/bill-shorten-alp-reform-speech.html, 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1496170017271964/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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