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Heritage Bank warns ALP over 'people first' slogan

ABC Online - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The Queensland-based Heritage Bank has complained to the ALP about one of its election slogans. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Labor have been using the phrase "putting people first" on the campaign trail, while the customer-owned bank's ...
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Australian Labor Party Promises Free Swim Lessons To All Children

SwimSwam - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The Labor Party proposes to spend $41 million on these safety courses and swim lessons to help prevent children drowning in the nation's pools and beaches.
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Former ALP boss Jamie Clements to face court

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A former head of the NSW branch of the Labor Party, Jamie Clements, has been charged by the NSW Electoral Commission for disclosing protected information.
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Federal election 2016: Peris 'clashed with ALP colleagues'

The Australian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
“She didn't really fit in and she didn't come from the culture of the Labor Party and she didn't make an impact,” the ALP senator said. Another Labor source said clashes with colleagues behind the scenes contributed to Senator Peris gradually being ...
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Australian manufacturers miss out on making Labor merchandise as the Party goes to Bangladesh - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“I think too many Australians believe that perhaps we don't make things here anymore and the truth couldn't be further from that myth.

Election 2016: Labor has George Christensen and Peter Dutton in its sights

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Labor claimed to have third party polling showing Mr Dutton down to a slim 51-49 two party preferred margin in Dickson, but would not provide the data.
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Australian LNG Exports Face Restrictions In Labor Party Plan

Rigzone - ‎May 17, 2016‎
(Bloomberg) -- New liquefied natural gas projects in Australia, which is forecast to become the world's largest exporter of the fuel, may need to set aside supplies for domestic use under a policy proposed by the opposition Labor Party. Rising gas ...
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Federal election 2016: Bill Shorten reveals Labor's big policy shift

The Australian - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Bill Shorten's 2016 Labor Party is a different beast to the Kevin Rudd 2007 party - the last time the ALP won from opposition - with Labor now more attuned to public sector Keynesianism, traditional union-business rivalry and a highly redistributive ...
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LiveBlogLast Updated 6.30pm AEDTFederal election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten in Melbourne

The Australian - ‎18 hours ago‎
Bill Shorten has defended a controversial program acquainting school kids with concepts like gender fluidity as appropriate despite the scheme's key advocate, Roz Ward, branding the Australian flag as “racist”. Ms Ward, the Safe Schools Coalition ...
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Federal election 2016: another ALP hopeful goes rogue over boats

The Australian - ‎May 17, 2016‎
In another blow to the Opposition Leader, who is battling internal dissent over his party's support for boat turnbacks, The Australian can reveal that Katie Gompertz, Labor's candidate for the Sydney seat of Bradfield, has become the 21st ALP candidate ...
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No sympathy for Nova's crying game - ‎6 hours ago‎
Australia's treatment of its first people, then and even now, is its greatest shame. Nova has ... The bad blood within the Labor Party from this decision became part of the turbulent Rudd-Gillard-Rudd political narrative and a matter of historic note ...
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Federal election 2016: Labor slams 'chaotic' super change

The Australian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Labor says it is considering where the Coalition's superannuation changes “intersect and work with” its own policies to curb concessions for high-income earners but it is doubtful about the lifetime cap.
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Anthony Albanese warns Liberal party not to preference the Greens

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Labor's Anthony Albanese has ramped up his threat against the Liberal party, saying if the party directs its preferences towards his Greens opponent in the Sydney seat of Grayndler he will turn the issue into a national judgment on Malcolm Turnbull.
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US election: Clinton wilts in the face of Trump-Sanders tag team

The Australian - ‎7 hours ago‎
But Clinton's total includes 543 “superdelegates”, officials and insiders who represent the party establishment that Sanders has taken on, just as Trump did on the Republican side of the aisle.

WA's mining bust could prove an electoral boom for Labor as voters turn away from the Liberals

ABC Online - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll suggests a swing to Labor in the West with the ALP leading the Coalition 51-49 per cent. If that was reflected across the state, it would deliver Labor the four seats it is aiming to gain.
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Federal election 2016: Labor woos minor parties to help beat Liberals, Greens

The West Australian - ‎May 25, 2016‎
With minor parties still livid with the Government and Greens over their Senate voting reform deal, Labor is wooing them with the prospect of ALP preferences in Upper House contests. The list, obtained byThe West Australian , features mostly marginal ...
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LiveBlogLast Updated 6.10pm AEDTFederal election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull in Qld, Bill Shorten in NT

The Australian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
1 day ago | 6.10pmNew poll. The latest 7News-ReachTel poll gives Labor a 52-48 two-party preferred lead over the coalition - well down on the 10-point lead to the government in January during the Malcolm Turnbull honeymoon.

Gloves are off in Senate battle

NT News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Singh looks almost certain to lose that Senate seat at the July election after Labor Party bosses put her last on the ALP's Senate voting ticket for Tasmania. The 44-year-old, who previously served as a state government minister, is likely to be ...

Fresh in the annals of outrage, here's the winners of whingeing

The Australian Financial Review - ‎8 hours ago‎
The list is compiled exclusively from among the wealthiest or most celebrated individuals in Australia, who despite their great fortune and good luck, still bleat on about how hard done by they are.