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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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Reform must be about growth, inclusion and democratic accountability

ALP Federal Executive to intervene in NSW Labor- an opportunity not to be wasted Overnight, the Daily Telegraph and The Australian reported that PM Kevin Rudd and NSW General Secretary Sam Dastyari have come to an agreement on Federal Executive … Continue reading

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NSW Labor Policy Forum Meeting- Saturday Feb 16 2013

G’day, The next meeting of the NSW Policy Forum is on Saturday Feb 16 2013 at 10am-3pm, at the USU Buidling, Level 7, 321 Pitt St, Sydney. All ALP members are welcome to attend. Here’s the agenda: 10.00am 10.05am Welcome … Continue reading

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ALP Reform- A Response to Faulkner and Fitzgibbon.

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” – Frederick Douglass There is a lot of discussion at the moment about reforming the ALP, especially the NSW Branch. Momentum has picked up since ICAC began investigating … Continue reading

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