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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.

Australia Labor Party admits defeat

Reuters - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
Australia Labor Party admits defeat. Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 01:04. Australia's opposition Labor Party conceded defeat in the federal election on Sunday, clearing the way for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to retain power.
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Australian Labor may block equal marriage public vote

PinkNews - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Australian Labor Party leader, Bill Shorten, has said he hopes to bring in same-sex marriage without a public vote. Mr Shorten said he wants to hold Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to his conscience and support a bill to introduce marriage equality ...

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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Same-sex marriage: George Brandis prepares Cabinet submission for plebiscite within year

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
“If Mr Shorten and the Labor Party can resist the temptation to try and use this as an opportunity to embarrass the government but rather ask themselves the question how are we most likely now to progress this issue to a satisfactory conclusion, we can ...

Federal election 2016: Labor's post-poll lesson should be on arithmetic

The Australian - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Labor will probably end up winning 66 to 69 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives - a gain of 11 to 14 seats. It is not a result that warranted Bill Shorten's post-election victory lap around Australia. Labor needs a reality check. Has the ...
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Andrew Leigh 'not in it for money', says Chris Bowen

The Australian - ‎10 hours ago‎
Mr Bowen, the opposition treasury spokesman, is also promising MPs disappointed with yesterday's announcement they will play an important role in a future Labor government. Bill Shorten expanded his frontbench from 30 to 32 positions to help appease ...
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Herbert nailbiter: Labor asks for George Brandis to cease vote scrutiny

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
It appears likely Labor or the Liberal National party will end up taking the final result to the court of disputed returns, arguing for a fresh election.

Plebiscite the pragmatic way - The West Australian

The West Australian - ‎11 hours ago‎
Bill Shorten has hinted Labor may pre-emptively try to get a parliamentary vote on the marriage issue, in line with its policy.

Australian business must embrace innovation agenda, says Greg Hunt

The Australian Financial Review - ‎2 hours ago‎
Australian business must embrace innovation agenda, says Greg Hunt. Share; Share ... The Liberal National Party - which was fearful of losing seats throughout Queensland - ended up adapting its campaign to hold onto key regional seats.

Life and times of 'tyro' Kathy Jackson

The Australian - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
After his student years, Feeney climbed the party ladder to become a powerbroker in the Victorian ALP's Right faction, as secretary of the state branch and then a federal MP.
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Munich victims were immigrants, teens

The Australian - ‎10 hours ago‎
The attacks in Norway were aimed at a government building in downtown Oslo and a youth camp affiliated with the country's Labor Party on an island outside the city. The attacker, Anders Behring Breivik, said afterwards that he acted in defence of his ...

Labor has 'resolved' immigration policy dispute

Sky News Australia - ‎39 minutes ago‎
It comes only months after Labor's Melissa Parke, Lisa Singh, Sue Lines and Jill Hall all urged the party to allow the 850 asylum seekers on Manus Island to be processed onshore, with those adjudged to be refugees allowed to stay in Australia. However ...

Female Muslim MP Anne Aly and Indigenous MP Linda Burney share common ground

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
When parliament resumes next month, Dr Aly - Labor's new member for the West Australian seat of Cowan - will not be the only woman with a penchant for blazing trails.

Jenny McAllister defends ALP, Coalition over micro parties

The Australian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Labor senator and former president Jenny McAllister has launched a fierce defence of major parties after micro groups sapped votes from the ALP and Coalition at the election, declaring it a “mistake” to assume independents will create a “more authentic ...

Brandis says Hanson's views on Islam are 'unhelpful, wrong'

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
MPs were worried such statements would antagonise One Nation voters, many of whom are disaffected major party voters. Mr Turnbull has since adopted a more conciliatory tone and held a private discussion with Ms Hanson earlier this month.
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Federal election 2016: Labor concedes defeat in Flynn

The Australian - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
Herbert (LNP QLD): Labor's Cathy O'Toole's lead has dropped to 82 votes over sitting MP Ewen Jones. There are still about 2500 postal votes to count.