Australian Labor Party
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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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Third Victorian minister steps down over Labor branch stacking scandalConsumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz is stepping down from Daniel Andrews' cabinet over the branch stacking scandal engulfing Victorian Labor.
Daniel Andrews says he sacked Adem Somyurek over branchstacking allegations, moves to kick him out of Labor PartyDaniel Andrews says he sacked Adem Somyurek following branch stacking allegations and explosive recordings, saying he was not worthy of being given the opportunity to resign.
Labor MP calls for partner visa surge during Australia's coronavirus recoveryLabor MP Julian Hill says the federal government should start clearing Australia's backlog of partner visa applications.
Anthony Albanese endorses bushfire mayor Kristy McBain for Eden-Monaro by-electionLabor MP Mike Kelly's resignation from the NSW seat of Eden-Monaro has triggered a by-election.
Watch: Labor MP Mike Kelly speaking live about resignationFederal 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.
Labor MP Mike Kelly retires from federal politics prompting by-electionFederal Labor MP Mike Kelly is retiring from politics due to health reasons, prompting a by-election in his southern NSW seat of Eden-Monaro.
Labor MP Mike Kelly's uncertain political future fuels speculation of looming by-electionA 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.
Labor MP Ged Kearney's father-in-law dies from coronavirusFederal Labor MP Ged Kearney says her father-in-law had done his best to isolate but became sick suddenly, eventually succumbing to the virus.
Watch: Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Bill Shorten media conferenceLabor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Shadow Minister for the NDIS Bill Shorten are speaking about disability community concerns about COVID-19 in Darwin.
Labor MP slams Josh Frydenberg for last week's 'offensive' Hindu comments in parliamentLabor MP Michelle Rowland has criticised comments made by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg last week that were condemned by many Australian Hindus.
Penny Wong and Kristina Keneally demand Bettina Arndt be stripped of Order of AustraliaTwo senior Labor senators want Bettina Arndt stripped of her Order of Australia after making "reckless and abhorrent" comments about the Clarke family murders.
Labor demands Arndt be stripped of honourTwo senior Labor senators want Bettina Arndt stripped of her Order of Australia after making "reckless and abhorrent" comments about the Clarke family murders.
Former Labor MP sues Liberal MP Dave Sharma for defamation over tweetMelissa Parke, who stepped down before the 2019 election as the ALP's star candidate in Curtin, launched defamation proceedings against Sharma on Wednesday.
Linda Burney says Australia must recognise the historical 'truth' of 26 JanuaryIndigenous Labor MP Linda Burney has spoken about her feelings on Australia Day at Sydney's Yabun Festival.
Australia should lead a new resettlement deal to tackle the global refugee crisis: Labor MPIn the face of the largest global refugee crisis since WWII, Labor MP Peter Khalil has called for an urgent change in global refugee policy.
Day of reckoning: ALP election review to apportion blameLabor leader Anthony Albanese was back in Bleak City for dinner with Jay Weatherill and Craig Emerson.
'Can't be in two places at once': Scott Morrison defends Uluru absenceLabor politicians have questioned why the Prime Minister and the Indigenous Affairs Minister did not travel to Uluru on the weekend.
Scott Morrison slammed for not attending Uluru closure celebrationsLabor politicians have questioned why the Prime Minister and the Indigenous Affairs Minister did not travel to Uluru on the weekend.
Labor’s Ed Husic warns Australia isn’t taking rise of far-right extremism seriouslyLabor 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.
Labor MP wants party to drop carbon targetFederal Labor resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon wants his party to drop its ambitious carbon emissions reduction target to match the coalition.
PM showed no respect for China in US: ALPDeputy Labor Leader Richard Marles says Prime Minister Scott Morrison showed no respect for China as Australia's major trading partner during his US trip.
Federal government failing us on infrastructureEssential infrastructure spending has slumped by 17 per cent since the last Labor government, writes the Opposition Leader.
Class action launched against Centrelink's controversial robo-debt systemLawyers and former Labor leader Bill Shorten have unveiled a class action against Centrelink's controversial robo-debt welfare recovery scheme.
Labor rejects racist 'smear' claims as Gladys Liu faces fresh donations scrutinyLabor leader Anthony Albanese has rejected assertions race is behind its questions over embattled MP Gladys Liu as she faces fresh scrutiny.
Support for Albanese slips away: pollLabor leader Anthony Albanese's popularity is waning, the latest Newspoll suggests, although overall support for both Labor and the coalition has increased.
ICAC hearing: Former MP says Chinese billionaire offered to deliver cash to Labor bossA former NSW MP has told an inquiry he gave cash raised at an Australian Labor Party fundraiser to an exiled Chinese billionaire, who offered to 'personally' deliver it to the state party's..
Sam Dastyari slapped with police caution after ICAC bicycle jauntFormer 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.
Labor senator blasts Archbishop's reaction to Pell appealMelbourne Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli has been admonished by Labor Senator Kristina Keneally for his response to George Pell's lost appeal.
Labor senator blasts Catholic archbishopMelbourne Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli has been admonished by Labor Senator Kristina Keneally for his response to George Pell's lost appeal.
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Indigenous voice unfinished business: ALPLabor leader Anthony Albanese believes an indigenous voice to parliament is unfinished business, arguing constitutional recognition would strengthen Australia.
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BuzzFeed apologises to Emma Husar for 'hurt and distress'The online news outlet acknowledged it should have sought comment from the then federal Labor MP before the controversial report was published.
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Emma Husar settles BuzzFeed defamation caseThe defamation fight between the former federal Labor MP and online publisher BuzzFeed will not proceed to trial after the parties reached a settlement.
Graham Freudenberg dead: The Don Bradman of speechwriting is rememberedHeralded as Australia's greatest speechwriter, Labor stalwart and a true believer, Graham Freudenberg, has died aged 85.
Bill Shorten's dinner dummy spit leaves a sour tasteNo one expected the former Labor leader to have an easy time adjusting to life as a mere frontbencher after his marathon stint at the despatch box.
Greens join Labor on drought fund concernsGreens Leader Richard Di Natale says the federal government's drought fund will just funnel money to the National party's "big corporate irrigator mates".
Emma Husar's BuzzFeed defamation case 'very close' to settling, court toldThe former federal Labor MP is suing the online news outlet in the Federal Court over allegations of a sexual nature made against her.
Labor urges government to agree on Indigenous recognition stanceDeputy Labor leader Richard Marles says he's not yet optimistic about constitutional recognition for indigenous people, as the coalition is divided on it.
Labor confident Setka will be kicked outLabor frontbencher Catherine King believes CFMMEU offcial John Setka will be kicked out of the party at a national executive meeting on July 15.