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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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AFP raid ALP offices in Melbourne over NBN 'leaks'

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The Australian Federal Police have raided Labor Party offices in Melbourne over the alleged leak of documents from the National Broadband Network.
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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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Labor caught out not buying Australian - ‎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.
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Election 2016: Labor surges in the polls as campaign focus turns to economic credentials

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
However, the attack over ALP costings successfully flushed out the opposition's plans to dump $9.2 billion of promises to keep the Schoolkids Bonus, reverse changes to the pensions assets test and not restore aged care funding and had Bill Shorten ...

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

ABC Online - ‎17 hours ago‎
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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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 ...

Was ScoMo behind embarrassing leak?

The Mercury - ‎12 hours ago‎
The school kids' bonus, introduced by Labor's Julia Gillard in 2012, is due to expire on July 1 —- the day before the election - but neither major party wants it renewed because of its $4.5 billion cost over four years. “We will not be able to afford ...
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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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What he doesn't want you to know

The Mercury - ‎12 hours ago‎
I distinctly remember that Turnbull then went on to talk about how the Labor Party was the only viable agent of change. That only the Labor Party had the necessary progressiveness to carry the nation through such an important shift in our outlook as a ...
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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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Election 2016: House price growth to slow under Labor's negative gearing policy, says Labor think tank

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Home prices will grow more slowly under Labor's negative gearing and capital gains tax changes but the housing market will not crash, according to the ALP-aligned think tank that first proposed the policy. Instead, housing will be more affordable and ...
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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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Federal election 2016: Feeney goes 'rogue' in ad all about him

The Australian - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Embattled Labor frontbencher David Feeney is copping internal flak for “going rogue” in his Melbourne campaign to see off the Greens in Batman and ignoring party advice, as it emerged that he left confidential ALP talking points outside a TV studio ...
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ALP animal welfare policy slammed

Farm Weekly - ‎May 26, 2016‎
LABOR'S animal welfare election policy proposal has been rejected by farming groups as lumping red tape on livestock producers without any practical benefit, but applauded by animal rights groups.

Coalition should highlight unions' hold over Labor

The Australian - ‎9 hours ago‎
Indeed, I suspect that future historians will ponder the paradox of a movement denuded of members - a mere 15 per cent of the workforce - that is able, through its stranglehold over today's Labor Party, to exercise so much influence over our ...
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Why Negative Gearing Could Decide Australia's Elections

Forbes - ‎11 hours ago‎
For its part, the opposition Labor party likes the idea of a company tax cut for small business, but it doesn't like the idea of raising the threshold or expanding the cut to all companies.
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Abbott vows to serve full term if re-elected1:19

Herald Sun - ‎9 hours ago‎
“I don't think his stance and the stance of the far right of the Liberal Party reflect the community and that's what we're going to try to tap into.