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Australian Labor Party appoints first shadow equality minister

PinkNews - ‎19 hours ago‎
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 ...
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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.

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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Gay marriage plebiscite can be achieved this year: Scott Ryan

The Australian - ‎2 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 ...
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Turnbull backs MP as vote count teeters

Courier Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
LABOR has slipped ahead of the coalition in the final outstanding federal seat of Herbert after a preference counting error was found.

Royal commission into NT youth detention

Sky News Australia - ‎8 hours ago‎
The CEO of the North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency Priscilla Collins says the NT government was aware of the footage at the juvenile detention facility years ago.

Ruston warns ALP to restore farm bipartisanship

Stock & Land - ‎4 hours ago‎
Speaking to Fairfax Agricultural Media, Senator Ruston admitted the ALP's failure to win core rural seats at the election showed it needed to improve rural and agricultural policy handling and recommit to a bipartisan attitude.
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Scott Morrison says Kevin Rudd is unqualified for UN chief

The Australian Financial Review - ‎4 hours ago‎
Mr Swan told The Australian Financial Review Mr Morrison's point was flawed because Mr Costello never publicly said he wanted the job but let it be known through third parties. "There was no indication from Peter Costello to the government that he had ...
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Election 2016: 'Dance' nears end for final Tasmanian seat - ABC ...

ABC Online - ‎9 hours ago‎
Almost one month after the polls, two Senators are locked in a game of musical chairs for the final Tasmanian Senate seat.
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Malcolm Turnbull to call royal commission into NT child 'torture'

The Australian Financial Review - ‎6 hours ago‎
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the government will set up a joint royal commission with the Northern Territory government after new footage revealed children being detained and strapped to mechanical chairs in the territory's youth justice system ...

Memo Liberals: Making enemies of friends is deeply foolish

The Australian - ‎16 hours ago‎
“The Labor Party wouldn't even do this,” says my long-time friend Graham Haycroft, a party policy committee chairman in the Queensland LNP.

WA Nats 'poorly resourced'

The West Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Former Nationals leader Warren Truss has defended the WA branch of the party after a disappointing election result, saying it was poorly resourced.

Australia increased real spending by almost double G20 average ...

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
Australia's government has displayed a remarkable lack of spending restraint compared to other countries since the financial crisis, according to new analysis ...

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 ...
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Q&A recap: Virginia Trioli shines as host as NT detention abuse ...

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
The last time Gillian Triggs - the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission - was on, 13 months ago, we watched as she effortlessly won a dignity ...

Federal election 2016: LNP warns Turnbull over super

The Australian - ‎16 hours ago‎
“On budget night 2016, the government broke faith with the Australian people and undermined their trust in the superannuation system,'' the motion reads.

Strewth: The bright side

The Australian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Opposition assistant Treasury spokesman Andrew Leigh may have missed out on 40 grand thanks to the Labor Party's Kim Carr Job Creation Scheme, but it's given him a chance to showcase his sunny outlook.