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Anti-Jewish Labor bid 'sickens' Warren Mundine

The Australian - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
The NSW ALP international relations policy committee chairman Michael Forshaw told The Australian yesterday that 39 resolutions had been received concerning Israel and Palestine, compared with 17 resolutions dealing with other international issues ...
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NSW Labor conference: Delegates vote to adopt bullying "code of conduct"

ABC Online - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
"As a political party we will always engage in robust debate, discussions and meetings.... but we should never let such times descend into harassment and intimidation, that is not us, that is not the Australian Labor Party, we are so much better than ...
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Australian Labor party branch seeks to ban members from visiting Israel

Jerusalem Post Israel News - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Warren Mundine, Labor's former national president, told The Australian newspaper this week that banning Labor politicians from visiting Israel “is illogical, verging on an anti-Semitic approach.” He said Israel is the only country that is the subject ...
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Ex-Australian Labor Party Chief: Proposal to Ban Israel Trips “Verges on Anti-Semitic”

TheTower.org - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
Australia's former national Labor Party president Warren Mundine said he was “disgusted” by a resolution being considered by the New South Wales (NSW) Labor Party to ban its members from traveling to Israel on trips sponsored by Jewish organizations, ...

Michael Costa in stinging rebuke of Labor over Greens seat struggle

The Australian - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The concept of the NSW Left and Right had become “meaningless”, he said in a video of his speech obtained by The Australian, and merely “an accelerator for individuals' career paths”. The former Labor heavyweight said the Labor Party was being ...
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Labor senator Sam Dastyari claims 10 companies have taken control of Australian politics

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
[so] I thought I understood the brutality of politics simply by my time in the NSW Labor Party and my time in the NSW Labor machine." "[But] none of that braced me for an understanding of just how concentrated, brutal and aggressive a handful of ...

Australia's Labor Party considering banning Israel trips

Arutz Sheva - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Australia's opposition Labor Party is mulling a proposal by pro-Palestinian lawmakers to ban its members from participating in sponsored trips to Israel, Haaretz reported Thursday.
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MacTiernan wasn't satisfied with job

Perth Now - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
A Newspoll published in The Australian in December says Labor is in an election-winning position with a primary vote of 42 per cent, up from 33 per cent six months ago.
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CFMEU, shop assistants and United Voice among biggest donors to Labor Party

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The Labor Party received millions of dollars from unions in the last financial year, including significant contributions from the militant construction union, United Voice and the shop assistants union.
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NSW kids would learn second language under Labor plan

The Australian (subscription) - ‎7 hours ago‎
Mr Foley, in his first address to the NSW Labor Party annual conference, said although everyone knew that future economic prosperity relies on doing business with Asia, the numbers learning languages were falling.
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Fairfax-Ipsos poll: voters cool on Malcolm Turnbull as Coalition support drops below 2013 election levels

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
But the Coalition's overall vote has taken a hammering with both primary and two-party-preferred support dropping 4 percentage points since the last poll, while Labor's primary and two-party support has increased by 3 and 4 percentage points ...
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People's attitudes to nuclear have 'softened'

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill announced the nuclear inquiry in February, 2015 on whether the state should expand from just being a miner of uranium, but it caused angst in the Labor Party at a national level because Federal ALP leader Bill ...
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Beattie blasts ALP's 'Stalinist' approach to Israel

The Australian - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
In total, 39 motions critical of Israel have been received by the Labor Party before its NSW conference on February 13-14 compared with 17 on all other countries and foreign policy topics, including Syria, Iraq and Libya.

Jack of many trades, master of footy field

NT News - ‎6 hours ago‎
“I said that's not right, so I went and joined the Labor Party on the strength of it. “I've always believed in the sense of a fair go and I think it is why I stick my neck out when I get in a conversation about Muslims, s and I am absolutely ashamed of ...

Labor's Glen Sterle accuses ALP of 'backdoor ban' on Israel

The Australian (subscription) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
West Australian Labor senator Glenn Sterle has accused the party's NSW branch of trying to introduce an indefensible “backdoor ban” on MP visits to Israel by mandating a “ludicrous and deeply insulting” condition that half the trip be spent in the ...
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Malcolm Turnbull's Valentine's Day message stirs gay marriage row

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
An Aussie bloke pledging his love for his wife. Simply that!" "What a sad state of affairs when our PM can't express his love for his wife without being vilified," wrote Lin Jessop.
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Alannah MacTiernan to quit federal politics

ABC Online - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
ALP state secretary Patrick Gorman praised Ms MacTiernan. "Alannah has been a fighter for Labor causes at local, state and federal levels," Mr Gorman said.
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Labor, Greens criticise Government's handling of IR bill to re-establish construction industry watchdog

ABC Online - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
"And on that basis we have determined that we will give access to the confidential volumes to one member of the Australian Labor Party and one member of the Australian Greens." A spokesman for Labor's workplace relations, Brendan O'Connor, accused the ...

Labor MPs encouraged to spend substantial time in Israel/Palestine

Australian Jewish News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The resolution also condemns the Abbott/Turnbull government for “failing to provide clear leadership on Australia's contribution to progressing peace between Israel and Palestine”, and endorses the resolution on Israel-Palestine carried at the ALP ...
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NT Deputy Chief Minister Willem Westra van Holthe resigns

The Australian (subscription) (blog) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Chief Minister Adam Giles is now expected to appoint his 11th ministry since taking over as leader - the 15th since the first term CLP won power from Labor in 2012 - just six months out from an election, due in August, that polling suggests his party ...
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