Australian Labor Party
The Whitlam policy collection brings together landmark research reports, supplemented with audio, video, articles, literature reviews, essays and transcripts produced by The Whitlam Institute since 2008.
What was Australia like before the Whitlam Government? This paper explores that question by homing in on February 1967, the month that Gough Whitlam succeeded Arthur Calwell as Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party.
On 2 December 1972, Gough Whitlam led the Labor Party into government for the first time in 23 years with the most expansive agenda for change in modern Australian political history. In this paper, Emeritus Professor Jenny Hocking examines how Whitlam took advantage of the...
During the 2022 federal election campaign, the Labor Party included improving the Australian Public Service (APS) within its raft of policy commitments. This article examines the key issues likely to influence plans for reform, taken from the ALP’s policy positions, inquiries initiated by the previous...
Unfinished Parliamentary business: an overview of potential Indigenous Australians portfolio measures
This paper considers what might appear in the Albanese Government’s legislative and ministerial Indigenous Australians agenda, by listing what is already ‘on the table’.
This joint investigation, conducted by IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman, was initiated following allegations of serious corrupt conduct involving Victorian public officers, including Members of Parliament. The joint investigation examined a range of matters, including allegations of misuse of electorate offices, ministerial office staff and...
This publication outlines KPMG’s analysis of the 2022 Australian federal election result, including an examination of the ALP's policy focus for the national economy, foreign affairs and defence, health and wellbeing, and climate change and energy.
This paper provides results of modelling of the distributional impacts of Labor's proposed child care policy and the Coalition's recently legislated child care policy. Both policies are compared to the previous child care subsidy policy.
This webpage provides access to a range of policy initiatives that the ALP is taking to the 2022 federal election.
This paper outlines's the ALP's policies surrounding the overall Australian economy and Labor's federal budgetary position.
This briefing provides an overview of the public positions on refugee issues of the three parties with the largest representation in the Australian Parliament – the Liberal-National Coalition, the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens.
In this blog post, Owain Emslie takes a look at the child care policies of the Liberal/National Coalition and the ALP in the lead-up to the 2022 federal election.
In March 2021, delegates to the Australian Labor Party’s Special Platform Conference gathered to debate and adopt their National Platform. The 2021 National Platform sets out the contemporary policy agenda that an Albanese Labor Government will implement.
Fact Check: Anthony Albanese says the Coalition 'gutted' the Australian National Audit Office's budget by 20 per cent over the past seven years. Is he correct?
Leader of the opposition, Anthony Albanese, has claimed the Government has cut the National Audit Office's resources by 20 per cent over the last seven years. The verdict: Mr Albanese's claim is overstated.
Fact Check: Ged Kearney says aged care operators do not have to account for how they spend their taxpayer funding. Is she correct?
Labor's Shadow Assistant Minister for Aged Care, Ged Kearney, claimed aged care operators did not have to account for how they spend taxpayer funding. Referring to the “whole aged care sector", she said $20 billion was handed over without proper accountability or transparency, and that...
Former Labor Leader Bill Shorten accused the federal Coalition Government of being slow to prepare for the threat of COVID-19 in residential care facilities. As COVID-19 tore through nursing homes in Victoria, he argued aged care was "a federal responsibility", rather than one that fell...
Fact Check: Jodi McKay says the NSW firefighting budget is facing a $40 million cut. Is that correct?
As bushfires burn across NSW, social media has lit up with claims that the state's firefighters had their funding slashed. But NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says her Government has in fact provided record funding.