Category Archives: Misc

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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Several things…

There are several things we’d like to draw to your attention: A call by Albo to let members choose senators. An online survey by It’s Our Party. 85% of Party member in Macedon have signed a petition, to be tabled … Continue reading

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Why direct elections?

If the Party is to survive as a membership based party, it must take its direction from the membership, it must exist to fight for the interests of its members. The argument that ‘we know what’s good for you’ has … Continue reading

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Motions to go to Conference

Branches, electoral councils and affiliated unions have until 4th of April to submit motions to NSW Annual Conference. Here are some motions your branch, electoral council or union might like to consider: Rule C.1 (“…the Rules [do not] bring about … Continue reading

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The Left has failed the Membership in Victoria.

In Victoria, the rules dictate that candidates are chosen 50-50 by local members and the ‘Public Office Selection Committee’: 18.5 The selection of candidates for Public Offices shall be made by the following: For the House of Representatives, the Legislative Assembly, the … Continue reading

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Open Labor

Originally posted on Agitate, Educate, Opine:
The plethora of ALP reform groups continues to grow. First there was OurALP, then there was Labor Renewal, then came Local Labor and now there’s a group calling itself “Open Labor” that is about…

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The Faceless Men of the Liberal Party

Originally posted on Frances Jones:
By Father Kevin Lee OK I know people reading this are going to say, “He is suffering from ‘sour grapes,’ but please try to understand. It’s like when you are in love with someone you…

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The National Executive Committee has resolved that there will be local ballots for preselections

STATEMENT ON THE ALP NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE JENNIFER MCALLISTER, ALP NATIONAL PRESIDENT The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ALP met earlier today to consider the process for preselecting Labor candidates for the seats of Rankin, Kingsford Smith, Charlton, Lalor … Continue reading

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