Category Archives: Labor Policy and Party reform

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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“Morally indefensible that a socialist party should espouse a policy of racial discrimination” The 50th anniversary of the end of the ‘White Australia Policy’ in the Australian Labor Party

August marks 50 years since Labor dropped ‘White Australia’ from its Platform. Continue reading

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Shorten backs rank and file vote in Senate preselections- huge win for Party reformers

In today’s speech on ALP reform, Bill Shorten went much further than the ‘leaks’ suggested. He has backed giving members a say on Senate preselection, something that has been opposed by NSW ALP General Secretary Jamie Clements. Shorten said: “Local … 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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NSW Labor Jobs and Economy policy resources

G’day, (Secretaries and activists please copy and forward this post on to your Branches/SECs etc) Thanks to all the Branches/SECs/FECs that have hosted me for the presentation of the NSW Labor Jobs and Economy Policy Survey results! I feel like … Continue reading

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Policy Forum Report- December 2013

What is the Policy Forum? The NSW Labor Policy Forum was created in the aftermath of the 2011 election disaster as part of a package of ‘reforms’ proposed by Head Office. It is modelled on UK Labour’s Policy forum which … Continue reading

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My campaign material- check against performance!

Here’s what I put out to NSW Labor Party members (the voters) in October 2011 when seeking election to the NSW Labor Policy Forum. In the interests of accountability, I thought I’d post it here so you can check against … Continue reading

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