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Australian Labor Party appoints first shadow equality minister

PinkNews - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Australian Labor Party's new shadow cabinet will include a shadow minister for equality for the first time. Labor leader Bill Shorten has been appointing his top team in the wake of the Australian federal election, which saw his party make large ...

Australian Labor Party appoint first Shadow Minister for Equality - ‎9 hours ago‎
Australia's Labor Party have appointed their first ever Shadow Minister for Equality, according to The Star Observer. Speaking to the Australian paper, Terri Butler, who will take on the role, which includes responsibility for LGBT issues, said: “I'm ...
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Following South China Sea ruling, Australian Labor Party again demands military action

World Socialist Web Site - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Once again, the calls for Australia to militarily confront China are being spearheaded by the Labor Party and its defence spokesperson Senator Stephen Conroy.
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Labor Party's bad blood still flowing freely

The Australian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
As the Labor Party gets ready to exercise its right to elect the shadow ministry, it is remarkable how little has changed in the 22 years since my resignation from the Senate.
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Kim Carr's 'tantrum is eroding stability in the Labor Party'

The Australian - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Senior members of the Left told The Australian the threat was a “tantrum” and it should not be rewarded, with the current system allowing for the “orderly functioning” of the Labor Party. “There are always decisions made about the frontbench after an ...
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Bill Shorten re-elected to lead Australian Labor party

Newstalk ZB - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Bill Shorten has been re-elected as Labor leader after no other contender put their name forward for the position. Chief opposition whip Chris Hayes says Mr Shorten's was the only name when nominations closed last night.

Ruston warns ALP to restore farm bipartisanship

Farm Weekly - ‎7 hours ago‎
He has been reappointed to the Opposition's agricultural role and was given additional duties and responsibilities in the new parliament as Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Australia. His workload will be supported by Victorian Labor MP Lisa ...
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Federal election: Labor ahead on first preference in Herbert recount, second preferences to be distributed

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Labor is 35 votes ahead of the Liberal National Party incumbent after a recount in the far north Queensland seat of Herbert, the only seat yet to be finalised from the federal election.

Labor Party to block Malcolm Turnbull's mandate on IR

The Australian - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
“They have absolutely no mandate for introducing changes to Australia's Fair Work system and any changes will be a broken promise, something this government knows more than a thing or two about.
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Greg Hunt warns Kevin Rudd's UN nomination could inflame Liberal tensions

The Australian Financial Review - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Lifestyle · Travel · Food & Wine · Fashion · Watches & Jewellery · Arts & Entertainment · Cars, Bikes & Boats · Health · Home Design · The Australian Financial Review Magazine · Luxury · The Sophisticated Traveller ... Greg Hunt: "There are many, many ...
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Four Corners: Royal commission into NT youth detention 'should examine why warning signs ignored'

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
"The new senator for the Labor Party in the Northern Territory Barb McCarthy … was the Child Protection Minister at the time of the five most horrific events that were on the Four Corners episode [Monday] night, she won't take responsibility," Mr ...

Julia Gillard backs Hillary Clinton, urging voters to call out sexism in politics

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Julia Gillard has compared the abuse she faced as Australia's first female prime minister with opposition to US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, imploring voters to call out sexism in politics.

CCTV: who can watch whom under the law?

The Conversation AU - ‎4 minutes ago‎
The second came from South Australia, showing the abuse of an elderly dementia patient in a nursing home. A camera had been secretly (and illegally) placed by the patient's daughter because she was suspicious of maltreatment.

Times are changing – and so should our system of government

InDaily - ‎1 hour ago‎
Poll results from both the federal election and recent state elections show Australia's party system is disintegrating and it's time to consider new forms of government, writes electoral reform proponent Darian Hiles.
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Scott Morrison says 'taxes will inevitably rise' if super savings don't pass

The Australian Financial Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
... after some MPs blamed them for undermining the strength of the election campaign via lower donations and fewer volunteers and say they lost the party votes in the poll. Mr Morrison called on Labor to support the legislation when it came up in ...
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Gay marriage plebiscite can be achieved this year: Scott Ryan

The Australian - ‎22 hours ago‎
“It's entirely possible, I think it's entirely achievable, and I think the key question here is will Bill Shorten and the Labor Party respect the mandate gained by the Coalition government to take this issue to the people via a plebiscite?” Senator ...

Final counting latest: Herbert recount and imminent Tasmanian Senate result

Crikey (registration) (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
The recount of the primary vote and the indicative two-party count has now been completed with the latter showing Labor 37 votes ahead, after adjustments to nine polling booths cut Labor back by 34 votes while reducing the LNP by one vote; the pre-poll ...
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Tasmanian senators to be revealed - ‎16 hours ago‎
... their ballots the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) is expected to name the island state's 12 senators on Wednesday with the future of some incumbents teetering on a knife edge.

Liberal Party is paying the price for letting Labor set the rules

The Australian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Of course, the Liberals' decision not to go on the attack made life easier for the ALP. That decision will be debated for years to come; what is certain, however, is that relentless positivity would have made more sense if the Liberals had compelling ...

Senate to look at NBN raid papers

The Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Several media outlets, including The Australian and Fairfax also were investigated after the leaks resulted in articles on the poor state of cable TV and broadband infrastructure bought from Optus, the poor state of the copper network bought from ...