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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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Australian Elections 2016: NT Labor Senator Nova Peris Will Not Recontest

Australia Network News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Her decision has pushed the Australian Labor Party to search for an immediate replacement for the Senate seat that is now left vacant by Peris before the July 2 elections.
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Bill Shorten at the Gosnells Healthcare centre in Perth during the campaign. Picture: Kym Smith - ‎7 hours ago‎
OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten is struggling to unify his party on its asylum seeker policy, with yet another Labor candidate criticising the ALP's stance. Western Australian Labor candidate Bill Leadbetter yesterday struggled to explain his position ...

Heritage Bank threatens Labor Party over election campaign slogan 'putting people first'

Courier Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lawyers from Heritage Bank have accused Mr Shorten of breaching consumer law by using their “people first” trademark and have threatened to begin court proceedings as soon as 4pm today if the ALP doesn't stop using it. But Labor has rejected demands ...
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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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Australian election 2016: Tony Burke accuses Coalition of 'making up' Labor policies – politics live

The Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
He can explain why they deliberately inflate numbers from the Labor party. He can explain why fully costed policies get ignored, and they just go out and play their own games.
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LiveBlogLast Updated 9pm AEDTFederal Election 2016: Turnbull campaigns in Geelong, Shorten in Perth

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Nova Peris was chosen as senator for the Northern Territory just to give Labor credibility in bringing indigenous Australians into its ranks, former ALP national president Warren Mundine says. Mr Mundine said for Senator Peris to now let down her team ...
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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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ALP union candidate dumped for past crimes

The Australian - ‎May 11, 2016‎
The move is a major embarrassment for the MUA, which used its rising influence within the West Australian Labor Party to have Mr Brown, a former wharfie, endorsed as the candidate over the popular local choice, Fremantle Deputy Mayor Josh Wilson.
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Election Live: Government takes aim at Labor's budget 'black hole'

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese has suggested Canada could be a suitable country for Australia to enter into a deal to resettle refugees.
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Labor Party Attacks Australian Budget - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Bowen also condemned the Government for its failure to implement changes to capital gains tax relief or negative gearing - policies the Labor Party has been pushing for. He argued: "A government serious about jobs and growth would also have gone out of ...
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House prices wont drop with the repeal of negative gearing.

Courier Mail - ‎11 hours ago‎
... the Labor Party ahead of the July 2 poll. Mr McGrath, founder and chief of McGrath Estate Agents, was on the Gold Coast for his 19th and biggest Australasian Real Estate Conference with 35 speakers and 4000 delegates.
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Federal Election 2016: Labor would expose donors sooner

The Australian Financial Review - ‎6 hours ago‎
"I'm yet to find someone who wants to quiz me 50 different ways about how much funding the Labor Party got from a trade union or how much funding the Coalition might have received from an individual.
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Federal election 2016: Abbott ready if Turnbull stumbles

The Australian - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The Liberal Party has recalled Andrew Peacock, John Howard and Turnbull to the leadership. Labor reinstated Kevin Rudd in 2013 after he had been written off in 2010.

CIA secret assessment: Bob Hawke brash, Gareth Evans brilliant

The Australian - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The document describes Mr Evans, then foreign minister, as an “intelligent, ambitious politician who has risen rapidly in the ALP”, but says that he is “still learning the intricacies of international relations”. “Evans is widely regarded as brilliant ...
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Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says election winner faces 'years' of budget repair

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
The comments came as the Coalition attempted to intensify its political attack on Labor over the costings of its election policies, holding several media events on Tuesday to ventilate a contention that the ALP has a $200bn black hole in its costings ...
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Meanwhile, in Queensland: Palaszczuk confirms super scheme raid

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Pitt has swerved from usual practice and confirmed today's pre-budget story in The Australian (well done, Treasurer) that he was planning on raiding the fully-funded public servants' defined benefits superannuation fund to pay for infrastructure ...
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Donations now an issue for all parties

The New Daily - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Four Corners exposed the bankrolling of the Australian Labor Party by the CFMEU and other powerful trade unions. Also bankrolling the Labor Party were the poker machine profits taken from its Canberra Club.

Labor goes retro to appeal to millennials

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 22, 2016‎
With young voters traditionally voting in a higher proportion for left-of-centre progressive parties, the Labor Party has been making a concerted effort to get them to the polls. Former treasurer Wayne Swan, the member of the north Brisbane ... An AEC ...