Category Archives: Party structure

How to change policy in the NSW ALP (part 1)

The first step in changing party policy is to submit a motion to conference. Practically any party unit can do that, including Branches, and Electoral Councils. Once you have passed the motion at a branch or SEC or FEC, the … Continue reading

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

From local-labor.org: 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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What is required for John Faulkner’s 7 reforms to happen?

John Faulkner has proposed seven reforms he wants considered at next year’s State Conference: Party rules to explicitly be subject to the courts All decisions about party disputes in NSW to be taken out of the hands of party bodies … Continue reading

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Russian dolls

“There is … a great deal wrong with a situation where a Russian doll of nested caucuses sees a tiny minority of MPs exercising a controlling interest over the majority,” —Senator Faulkner It’s not possible to understand the ALP without … Continue reading

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