This ALP 2019 election campaign analysis concludes that Labor lost the election because of a weak strategy that could not adapt to the change in Liberal leadership, a cluttered policy agenda that looked risky, and an unpopular leader.
Labor's National Platform outlines its key policy priorities heading into an election year.
This report finds that the conduct of the Members in question does not constitute a contempt of Parliament, even though in some cases, the conduct was not up to the standard expected from Victorian MPs.
Australia needs a government that can get on with the job. The John Curtin Research Centre has crafted a list of seven key policies a Labor Government under Bill Shorten should push for.
The policy platform of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party as it heads to the state election on 24 November 2018.
Trust in our politicians is declining, and risks diminishing further with allegations of misuse of public funds. This investigation argues that the reputation of the Victorian Parliament would be greatly enhanced if an independent agency was clearly empowered to deal with such matters.
Grattan Institute researchers, Brendan Coates and Danielle Wood, outline who wins and who loses from Labor’s hotly debated tax policy.
This publication is the fifth in a series of Queensland political chronicles published by the TJ Ryan Foundation since 2012. Through a collection of themed chapters, the book’s authors provide an ‘overview’ assessment of the second year in office of the Palaszczuk Government in Queensland....
A Victorian ReachTEL poll, conducted Thursday night from a sample of 1650, gives Labor a 51-49 two party lead, a one point gain for the Coalition since the November 2014 election. Primary votes appear to be 40.1% for the Coalition, 34.6% for Labor and 10.7%...
The book deals with two of the principles that underpin the wielding of executive power in our democratic system – firstly, the accountability of government to the people and, secondly, the obligation of governments to act according to law and in the public interest. It...
With the major parties level-pegging, a defeat for the Coalition isn’t out of the question. So what would a Labor government look like?
THE conventional wisdom is that there won’t be a Shorten Labor government. The opinion polls say it, the commentators say...
In his official Budget reply address last night, Bill Shorten laid out Labor's plan to get the country moving in the wake of the mining boom. It's an agenda with an emphasis on education and clean energy.
The Opposition leader rejected the Government's Budget...
Being an advanced economy that can make things here at home means ensuring Australia’s strategic industries have a sustainable future.
To secure the long-term future of our local metal industries, we need to make smart use of the opportunities in front of us and...
According the UNHCR, the number of displaced people fleeing from war, conflict or persecution is the highest number since World War II.
The forced displacement of persons around the globe is currently at unprecedented levels. By the close of 2014 an estimated 59.5 million...
Labor has always been the party of TAFE and a Shorten Labor Government would continue this commitment to our vocational education system.
Labor plans to back TAFE into the future by developing a comprehensive National Priority Plan. This plan will define the unique role...
A Shorten Labor Government will undertake a comprehensive review of the National Vocational Education and Training sector to ensure it is properly equipped to train young Australians and re-train adult workers for the jobs of the future.
The Vocational Education and Training sector deserves...
Labor will ensure a more even playing field for private litigants, so that small businesses and their industry representatives can better use existing legislation to prove the abuse of competition under Part IV of the Competition and Consumer Act.
Allowing judges in Federal Court...