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Australian Labor Party Climate Change Action Plan

Lexology (registration) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Central to the ALP's Plan is the target of a 45% reduction in 'carbon pollution' on 2005 levels by 2030. This target was recommended by the Climate Change Authority, the government agency that advises on reduction targets.

Australia's Labor party plans to expand investment mandate of CEFC

PV-Tech - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Australia's opposition party Labor has released its 'Climate Change Action Plan' to the approval of solar advocates in the country.
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How the influence of trade unions on the Labor Party is overestimated

The Conversation AU - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The Australian Labor Party was formed by trade unions in the 1890s. It is one of a small number in the world where unions affiliate directly with the party.
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Bob Hawke leads Labour Day march in Barcaldine

The Australian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
“This is where the great Australian Labor Party started,” he said. “No institution, more than the union movement and Labor Party, have approached what their contribution has been in shaping the character and quality of the Australia we enjoy today.
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Labor Party Unveils Climate Change Policy

Huffington Post Australia - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Labor would reintroduce an emissions trading system if it wins the July election, putting pressure on the government to match its ambitious emission reduction goals and forcing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to revisit his controversial former support ...

Litbits April 30 2016

The Canberra Times - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Australian residents are eligible to enter. Entries must be unpublished, must not have won any other competition, and must not be under consideration by any publisher, literary journal or for any other prize.
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Budget 2016: A direct pitch aimed at wooing Labor's lost tribe

The Australian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Skilled blue-collar workers with trade certificates, services workers, labourers, truckies, commuters and young mums walked away from Labor last election, according to a report into the poll by Australian Development Strategies, a research firm run by ...
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Federal election 2016: Turnbull pans 'black hole' in Labor costings

The Australian - ‎6 hours ago‎
Labor is nevertheless doubling down on the flagship policy, commissioning modelling that will provide ALP candidates with a seat-by-seat analysis of what schools would expect to gain under each party.
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NSW Labor senator Sam Dastyari forced to apologise for Adelaide attack

Daily Mail - ‎13 hours ago‎
... after facing harsh criticism from his colleagues, media and South Australian voters. South Australia's Treasurer, Tom Koutsantonis, also a member of the Labor party, said the comments were 'stupid' and did not reflect the views of the Australian ...

'Don't eat raw onions on the hustings' - ‎6 hours ago‎
Thea was one of several Year 5 and 6 students who met Grayndler federal Labor MP Anthony Albanese and the Liberal Speaker Tony Smith to learn about Australia's government. Students peppered the MPs with questions about politicians' daily lives: whether ...

Barcaldine marks 125 years since shearers' strikes

ABC Online - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Thousands of tourists have descended on the outback Queensland town of Barcaldine to mark 125 years since the famous shearers' strikes of 1891.

Labor's economic record is better than the Coalition's and they must make it count

The Guardian - ‎11 hours ago‎
This showed when treasurer Scott Morrison recently called for more investment “and that needs to come from the private sector”, adding that “private investment is always how Australia has succeeded and will continue to succeed”. He bagged the Labor ...
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Bill Clinton and Tony Blair join forces in campaign against Brexit

The Australian - ‎6 hours ago‎
The role of arranging and securing the appearance has been handed to Mr Blair amid suspicions that some senior figures in the Britain Stronger in Europe group do not want to give the former prime minister a big role. He is understood ... Mr Clinton's ...
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FactCheck: was Barnaby Joyce right about Australia's debt under Labor?

The Conversation AU - ‎May 1, 2016‎
when John Howard handed government over to the Labor Party and then the Labor, Green, independent alliance, Australia was owed tens of billions of dollars by the world. When they handed government back to us, all your listeners owed the world ...

ALP in front but Election too close to call: ALP 51% cf. L-NP 49%; Roy Morgan Government Confidence falls to 98 ...

Roy Morgan Research (press release) - ‎May 1, 2016‎
In early May ALP support 51% (up 1%) is again in front of the L-NP 49% (down 1%) on a two-party preferred basis. This is the best result for ALP since Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister in September 2015. However, if a Federal Election were held ...

Al Gore attacks CSIRO's climate cuts and praises Labor's proposals

The Guardian - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Besides praising state governments and businesses that are driving investment in solar PV, he also singles out the Australian Labor party's recent climate policy announcement. “These examples, along with the Labor party's pledge to adopt a 50 ...

If dollars were kilometres: Joyce's lesson - ‎20 hours ago‎
"We're talking about the Labor Party's figures right now, we're talking about what the Australian people have to vote on right now.
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I have sympathy for Mark Latham. He's barking at a cloud that's passed him by

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
I remember well his stint as leader of the Labor party, and, before that, as a shadow education minister. That's where I met him a few times, in 1998.
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Australia's refugee detention centers are so awful that people are setting themselves on fire

Quartz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Australia's ruling Liberal party, led by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, has taken a harsh stance against accepting refugees arriving by boat.

Thousands celebrate Shearers' Strike 125th anniversary | Photos

Queensland Country Life - ‎15 hours ago‎
... event on the weekend. Barcaldine was packed to the rafters for the historic occasion, hosting not just Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and some of her cabinet ministers but former ALP Prime Minister Bob Hawke and former federal Treasurer Wayne Swan.