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The Australian Labor Party is a major centre-left political party in Australia. The party has been in opposition at the federal level since the 2013 election. The party is a federal party with branches in each state and territory. Labor is in government in the states of Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and in both the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. The party competes against the Liberal/National Coalition for political office at the federal and state levels. It is the oldest political party in Australia.

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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

A 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..
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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

Melbourne 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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Labor senator blasts Catholic archbishop

Melbourne 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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Need for bi-partisan approach to China:ALP

Labor defence spokesman Richard Marles says Australia's relationship with China is complex and needs to be approached in a bi-partisan way.
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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

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

Labor leader Anthony Albanese says it is up to Australia to determine what is hate speech, not the Trump family.
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Labor will not challenge Chisholm election result

Labor MP Mark Dreyfus Dreyfus says Labor believes Chisholm's pro-liberal election signs in Mandarin were a 'criminal breach' of electoral act but will not be challenging the result of the Victorian..
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CBD Melbourne: Labor coming in from the coal

It feels like a new day has dawned in the Labor Party when it comes to coal. There’s been a veritable stampede to join Liberal MP Craig Kelly’s lunchtime buddy club, the Parliamentary Friends of..
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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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PM starts the week with Newspoll surge

Scott Morrison is leading Labor leader Anthony Albanese as preferred prime minister in a Newspoll published in The Australian on Monday.
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Emma Husar settles BuzzFeed defamation case

The defamation fight between the former federal Labor MP and online publisher BuzzFeed will not proceed to trial after the parties reached a settlement.
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Graham Freudenberg dead: The Don Bradman of speechwriting is remembered

Heralded as Australia's greatest speechwriter, Labor stalwart and a true believer, Graham Freudenberg, has died aged 85.
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Bill Shorten's dinner dummy spit leaves a sour taste

No 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.
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Greens join Labor on drought fund concerns

Greens Leader Richard Di Natale says the federal government's drought fund will just funnel money to the National party's "big corporate irrigator mates".
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Emma Husar's BuzzFeed defamation case 'very close' to settling, court told

The former federal Labor MP is suing the online news outlet in the Federal Court over allegations of a sexual nature made against her.
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Labor urges government to agree on Indigenous recognition stance

Deputy Labor leader Richard Marles says he's not yet optimistic about constitutional recognition for indigenous people, as the coalition is divided on it.
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Labor confident Setka will be kicked out

Labor frontbencher Catherine King believes CFMMEU offcial John Setka will be kicked out of the party at a national executive meeting on July 15.
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Labor reviews campaign as secretary quits

Labor national secretary Noah Carroll is set to resign from the position, as the party recovers from its shock loss at the May 18 federal election.
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Labor national secretary preparing to quit

Labor national secretary Noah Carroll is set to resign from the position, as the party recovers from its shock loss at the May 18 federal election.
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No immunity for raided journalists

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese will meet in Canberra on Wednesday to discuss an inquiry into press freedom.
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Labor willing to work with the government on religious freedom

Labor senator Kristina Keneally has confirmed the opposition is ready and willing to work with the government on new religious discrimination laws.
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Red-faced Labor MP knocks back Hawkie beer

Labor MP Tony Burke has reflected on a rare moment of tension between him and Bob Hawke - when he was forced to decline a beer being offered by the former PM.
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Morrison, Albanese meet on press freedom

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese will meet in Canberra on Wednesday to discuss an inquiry into press freedom.
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Cabinet agrees to press freedom inquiry

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese are expected to meet in Canberra on Wednesday to discuss an inquiry into press freedom.
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Australia's 46th parliament finds its feet

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese have shared some friendly moments at the start of Australia's 46th federal parliament.
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Labor politicians warned against leaking

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese has warned his colleagues against leaking, saying a united voice is needed once the party's stance is made on an issue.
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John Setka given more time to press Labor case

Union boss John Setka will have an extra 10 days to prepare his case for remaining a member of the Labor Party after requesting more time.
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PM wants peace deal on religious freedoms

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to strike a deal with the federal Labor opposition on religious freedoms, rather than engaging in a political debate.
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Tax, coal proved ALP's Queensland downfall

Jim Chalmers says a listening tour of regional Queensland found Labor's tax proposals and mixed messaging on coal was the party's election downfall.
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Labor MPs flag full tax cut plan support

Some Labor MPs believe their party should pass the government's full tax plan if the coalition doesn't budge on splitting up the package.
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Setka threatens Albanese with legal challenge

Embattled construction union boss John Setka has vowed to make things tough for federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese and threatened to mount a legal challenge on the push to expel him from the party.
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Tax plan split would help economy now: ALP

Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers wants the government to split its income tax plan to ensure low income earners and the economy get support now.
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A lift in agency power needs voter backing

Senior Labor MP Amanda Rishworth says any increase of power among intelligence agencies to tackle cyber crime would need the confidence of voters.
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Aussies should smile for Hawke: d'Alpuget

Bob Hawke's wife Blanche a'Alpuget says Australians should no longer be grieving but smiling and celebrating the life of the former Labor prime minister.
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Politicians unite in praise of Bob Hawke

Labor, Liberal and National politicians all agree that Bob Hawke's career was an "unbelievable journey" that left Australia a stronger and better place.
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Former PM and 'father of modern Australia' Bob Hawke farewelled at Sydney Opera House

Hundreds of Australians have gathered at the Sydney Opera House to pay tribute to former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
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Labor awaits coalition tax plan modelling

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese says he's waiting for modelling of the third stage of the government's tax plan, and will then make a "sober assessment".
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Doug Cameron demands union boss resign over Rosie Batty attack

Retiring Labor senator Doug Cameron has demanded that Victorian union official John Setka resign after reportedly criticising Rosie Batty.
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Outgoing senator demands union boss resign

Retiring Labor senator Doug Cameron has demanded that Victorian union official John Setka resign after reportedly criticising Rosie Batty.
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