Labor, like the Coalition, would retain the offshore processing framework and the option of turning back asylum-seeker boats.
Following the Labor conference’s decision to leave open the option of turning back asylum seeker boats, are there any differences left between Labor’s asylum policies and the Coalition’s?
NSW Labor leader Luke Foley moved a motion for Labor to review its ‘socialist objective’, which dates back to 1921.
Given that retaining the socialist objective hasn’t prevented the ALP from developing pro-market policies, why is it still seen as such a significant issue?
Warren Buffett: “When a country needs more income they should get it from the people that have it.”
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Why is there a tax policy named after the world’s third richest man?
In a marriage, a man and a woman beget children who are ‘flesh of their flesh’.
The reality, for all intents and purposes in areas like the law, superannuation and dealing with financial matters, is that same-sex couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his ministers attacked Labor on various fronts after the ALP national conference.
Tony Abbott encountered some heavy weather on Monday as he sought to discredit Labor’s goal of having 50% of Australian’s electricity from renewables by 2030, and to conjure up the spectre of a Labor electricity…
Foreign policy occupied a surprisingly prominent and controversial place at the ALP national conference. Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the most contentious topic was asylum seeker policy – an issue that invariably…
Bill Shorten took on some members of his party at Labor’s national conference on contentious policy issues – and won.
The Labor Party’s future depends on its ability to steer its vision for a more progressive Australia through the twin obstacles of public suspicion and the still-powerful party oligarchies.
ALP infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese discusses the national conference with Michelle Grattan.
Michelle Grattan speaks with infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese about the ALP national conference and then with immigration spokesman Richard Marles about boat turnbacks.
The ALP’s national conference, held in Melbourne over the weekend, was Bill Shorten’s first as Labor leader.
The Conversation’s experts respond to the ALP national conference on matters of asylum seekers, health, education, party reform and more.
Labor leader Bill Shorten addresses delegates during the final day of the ALP national conference.
Bill Shorten has emerged from the ALP’s national conference looking more like an alternative prime minister than he did before.
Protesters interrupt Andrew Giles speech during the boat turnback debate.
After a fraught few days and a highly emotional debate at Labor’s national conference, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has secured the right to turn back asylum seeker boats if he becomes prime minister…
‘I do believe in a new direction for Labor’s immigration policies’: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten has unveiled a package of measures to smooth the way for Labor’s national conference to accept his controversial turnback policy.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten opened the 2015 ALP conference with an address.
The man in the deepest ditch on day one of Labor’s national conference was surely the party’s immigration spokesman Richard Marles. With party feeling still red hot about the plan to allow a Labor government…
California has realised that investing in renewables is smart economic policy.
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Ramping up investment in renewable energy would put Australia on a footing with competitors such as China, Germany and California, which are set to reap the economic benefits of this emerging sector.
This article is based on Sarah Joseph’s presentation to the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law’s 2015 conference, delivered on July 24. You can click through her presentation using Prezi below. On the…
Low personal poll ratings and the trade union royal commission have made a successful conference especially vital for Labor leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten’s authority is on the line as he struggles to reverse Labor’s opposition to turning back asylum seeker boats.
The ALP national conference has become a highly choreographed, stage-managed affair in recent times.
The ALP national conference has lost its policymaking significance of the past. Instead it has become a reflection of the leader’s standing within the party.
If it is to succeed, Labor needs to be on the front foot, pointing out the nauseating contradictions in the rhetoric around tax reform.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss the ALP national conference, Bill Shorten’s announcement about asylum seeker turnbacks and Labor’s two-party lead in the latest Newspoll.
Labor wants 50% of Australia’s electricity to come from renewables by 2030 - but what about other climate policies?
Labor’s proposal for 50% renewables demonstrates in spades how poisonous climate change politics has trumped good policy.