Category Archives: Labor

The Dismissal Dossier by Jenny Hocking – a Review/Summary

November is always about Melbourne Cup, Remembrance Day and of course the anniversary of The Dismissal. Many comrades may have not yet read The Dismissal Dossier by Jenny Hocking. It really is a remarkable piece of work, exposing, inter alia, … Continue reading

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In reply to Liam Hogan on UBI

Liam Hogan at http://orangejuiceandryvita.com/88/ubi kindly and thoughtfully responded to my request to write something on a UBI. His musings did not disappoint – thoughtful and well written as always. But wrong! Here is my response. I can’t figure out how to … Continue reading

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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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Many people have no idea who their political representatives are!

Some recent polling by Lonergan Research shows that 70% of people surveyed in Queensland and 68% of people in NSW didn’t know who the leader of the ALP in those states were. 51% in NSW didn’t know who the Premier … 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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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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