Category Archives: Debt

Universal Basic Income

Originally posted in Challenge Magazine http://www.challengemagazine.com.au/universal_basic_income?recruiter_id=15520 Universal Basic Income NSW Left member and Deputy Chair of the NSW Labor Economics Committee, Luke Whitington, explains Universal Basic Income What is an unconditional/universal basic income? A ‘UBI’ is a simple idea – … Continue reading

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No more privatisations, no more tax cuts for the 1%! Speech to NSW Labor Conference 2014

Here is my speech to the NSW Labor State Conference. I tried, with the 4 minutes that I had, to be as faithful as possible to the hundreds of conversations that I have had with ALP members and supporters since … Continue reading

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Draft Motions on Jobs and the Economy

Here are series of potential policy motions that Branches and SECs could put forward to conference if they so choose. Please amend them at your discretion. If you disagree with them, you could change them to ‘NSW Labor will NOT…’ … Continue reading

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Debt perception causes stumbles

Does Australia have high levels of public debt compared to other countries? A recent Essential Poll asked people questions about Australia’s public debt. This topic is incredibly important because perceptions of Australia’s debt influence the reality of Government policies- how much … Continue reading

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“Labor to privatise…” or “Labor to build…”? Have your say!

We need your help to rebuild Labor in NSW. Answer these 10 questions to help write Labor’s policy on Jobs and the Economy for the 2015 election. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LaborJobsAndEconomy The big questions: How to pay for infrastructure and services? What role … Continue reading

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