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Australian Labor Party Climate Change Action Plan

Lexology (registration) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
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.
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Labour/Labor pains

Australian Jewish News - ‎12 hours ago‎
IN the wake of the anti-Semitism scandal that has shaken the British Labour Party to its core in recent days, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop urged Australia's Labor Party to tackle anti-Semitic attitudes within its own ranks. Over the past two weeks ...

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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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 ...
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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.

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 Entries must be unpublished, must not have won any other competition, and must not be under consideration by any publisher, literary journal or for any other prize.
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Shorten to make Labor's case for election in budget reply

ABC Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Labor MPs genuinely believe they can win the election, and many give Mr Shorten the credit for the party's recovery since the 2013 election loss.
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Budget 2016: Ley mans barricades to attack ALP health policy

The Australian - ‎12 hours ago‎
“The difference between Labor and Liberal could not be starker: we'll put people first, while the budget has shown Mr Turnbull and the Liberal Party will look after high-income earners and multinationals,” Ms King said. Labor, the Greens and various ...
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Australia Climate Policy Fight Escalates Ahead of July Election

ICTSD Bridges News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Australia's main political parties are ratcheting up their debate over how best to tackle the challenges of climate change mitigation, ahead of a 2 July election that was confirmed this week.
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Exiting Labor MP Melissa Parke criticises party's immigration policy

The Australian - ‎May 3, 2016‎
“If we look at the many core countries hosting millions of refugees in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and the millions of souls trying to reach Europe, the hysteria generated in the last decade-and-a-half by politicians in Australia over a few ...

Brisbane post-budget breakfast hosts John Howard and Kim Beazley

Brisbane Times - ‎21 hours ago‎
"I just want to welcome John Howard to the right wing of the Australian Labor Party," he said, with the former prime minister responding it was a "pretty small" wing.
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Election 2016: Scott Morrison steps up high tax attack on Labor

The Australian Financial Review - ‎4 hours ago‎
Scott Morrison has steeped up the Coalition's "high taxing, high spending" attack on the Labor party ahead of Mr Shorten's budget reply speech tonight.
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Senator sorry for Adelaide sledge

The Advertiser - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Senator Bernardi told The Advertiser he welcomed Sen Dastyari's apology, but said the comment had reflected federal Labor's attitude towards South Australia.
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Federal election 2016: Turnbull pans 'black hole' in Labor costings

The Australian - ‎May 3, 2016‎
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.

Federal election 2016: Abbott backers to help McNamara, cut Scott free

The Australian - ‎12 hours ago‎
The party's Federal Electorate Assistance Committee has decided that given a backlash from Mr Abbott's supporters over Ms Scott's perceived betrayal, resources from the seat will be directed to the seat of Dobell, held by one of his supporters, Karen ...

Slap for ex-MP Craig Thomson for misleading House

The Australian - ‎12 hours ago‎
Thomson was suspended from the Labor Party in April 2012, but the minority Labor government relied on his vote to retain power until the 2013 election, which he contested unsuccessfully as an independent.
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'Reverse the decision': Pressure mounts on health minister to intervene in SA Ambulance policy stoush

ABC Local - ‎May 3, 2016‎
In Mount Gambier this week, Emergency Services Minister Peter Malinauskas met with local Australian Labor Party (ALP) branch members and said they had spoken to him about the policy change and how it would affect them. "They were certainly very vocal ...
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Queensland Labor ministers welcome Clive Palmer's political demise

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
"Anyone who names a political party after himself demonstrates what he believes when it comes to public life," he said.

'Don't eat raw onions on the hustings' - ‎May 3, 2016‎
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 ...