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Australian Labor Party: Federal political party in Australia
The Australian Labor Party (ALP), also simply known as Labor and historically spelt Labour, is a major centre-left political party in Australia. The party has been in opposition at the federal level since the 2013 federal election. The party is a federal party with branches in each state and territory. Labor is in government in the states of Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia and also in the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The party competes against the Liberal/National Coalition for political office at the federal, state and sometimes local levels. It is the oldest political party in Australia.

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Labor MP and Shadow Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, and the Shadow Minister for Finance, Katy Gallagher are speaking live shortly in response to the government's JobKeeper and JobSeeker announcement.
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Expletive-filled texts by federal Labor MP Anthony Byrne leaked amid Adem Somyurek fallout

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Third Victorian minister steps down over Labor branch stacking scandal

Consumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz is stepping down from Daniel Andrews' cabinet over the branch stacking scandal engulfing Victorian Labor.
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Daniel Andrews says he sacked Adem Somyurek over branchstacking allegations, moves to kick him out of Labor Party

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Labor MP calls for partner visa surge during Australia's coronavirus recovery

Labor MP Julian Hill says the federal government should start clearing Australia's backlog of partner visa applications.
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Anthony Albanese endorses bushfire mayor Kristy McBain for Eden-Monaro by-election

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Watch: Labor MP Mike Kelly speaking live about resignation

Federal Labor MP Mike Kelly is retiring from politics due to health reasons, prompting a by-election in his southern NSW seat of Eden-Monaro. He's speaking live with Labor Leader Anthony Albanese.
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Labor MP Mike Kelly retires from federal politics prompting by-election

Federal Labor MP Mike Kelly is retiring from politics due to health reasons, prompting a by-election in his southern NSW seat of Eden-Monaro.
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Labor MP Mike Kelly's uncertain political future fuels speculation of looming by-election

A by-election for the federal seat of Eden-Monaro could be held within months, with Labor MP Mike Kelly soon expected to retire from parliament from ill health.
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Labor MP Ged Kearney's father-in-law dies from coronavirus

Federal Labor MP Ged Kearney says her father-in-law had done his best to isolate but became sick suddenly, eventually succumbing to the virus.
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Watch: Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Bill Shorten media conference

Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Shadow Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten are speaking about disability community concerns about COVID-19 in Darwin.
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Labor MP slams Josh Frydenberg for last week's 'offensive' Hindu comments in parliament

Labor MP Michelle Rowland has criticised comments made by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg last week that were condemned by many Australian Hindus.
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Penny Wong and Kristina Keneally demand Bettina Arndt be stripped of Order of Australia

Two senior Labor senators want Bettina Arndt stripped of her Order of Australia after making "reckless and abhorrent" comments about the Clarke family murders.
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Labor demands Arndt be stripped of honour

Two senior Labor senators want Bettina Arndt stripped of her Order of Australia after making "reckless and abhorrent" comments about the Clarke family murders.
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Former Labor MP sues Liberal MP Dave Sharma for defamation over tweet

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Linda Burney says Australia must recognise the historical 'truth' of 26 January

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Australia should lead a new resettlement deal to tackle the global refugee crisis: Labor MP

In the face of the largest global refugee crisis since WWII, Labor MP Peter Khalil has called for an urgent change in global refugee policy.
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Day of reckoning: ALP election review to apportion blame

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'Can't be in two places at once': Scott Morrison defends Uluru absence

Labor politicians have questioned why the Prime Minister and the Indigenous Affairs Minister did not travel to Uluru on the weekend.
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Scott Morrison slammed for not attending Uluru closure celebrations

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Labor’s Ed Husic warns Australia isn’t taking rise of far-right extremism seriously

Labor MP Ed Husic is urging Australia to take the threat posed by right-wing extremism more seriously, in the wake of a spate of concerning incidents.
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Labor MP wants party to drop carbon target

Federal Labor resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon wants his party to drop its ambitious carbon emissions reduction target to match the coalition.
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PM showed no respect for China in US: ALP

Deputy Labor Leader Richard Marles says Prime Minister Scott Morrison showed no respect for China as Australia's major trading partner during his US trip.
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Federal government failing us on infrastructure

Essential infrastructure spending has slumped by 17 per cent since the last Labor government, writes the Opposition Leader.
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Class action launched against Centrelink's controversial robo-debt system

Lawyers and former Labor leader Bill Shorten have unveiled a class action against Centrelink's controversial robo-debt welfare recovery scheme.
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Labor rejects racist 'smear' claims as Gladys Liu faces fresh donations scrutiny

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has rejected assertions race is behind its questions over embattled MP Gladys Liu as she faces fresh scrutiny.
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Support for Albanese slips away: poll

Labor leader Anthony Albanese's popularity is waning, the latest Newspoll suggests, although overall support for both Labor and the coalition has increased.
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ICAC hearing: Former MP says Chinese billionaire offered to deliver cash to Labor boss

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Sam Dastyari slapped with police caution after ICAC bicycle jaunt

Former Labor senator Sam Dastyari has been cautioned by NSW police after he rode a bicycle on a footpath while en route to an ICAC inquiry.
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Labor senator blasts Archbishop's reaction to Pell appeal

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Labor senator blasts Catholic archbishop

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Labor defends opposition of investigation into Crown Casino controversy

Labor leader Anthony Albanese says he hasn't seen any evidence of corrupt politicians in federal parliament after more than two decades as an MP.
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Indigenous voice unfinished business: ALP

Labor leader Anthony Albanese believes an indigenous voice to parliament is unfinished business, arguing constitutional recognition would strengthen Australia.
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Labor defends opposition to Crown inquiry

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Labor brushes off Donald Trump Jr's attack over far-right activist

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PM starts the week with Newspoll surge

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