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Political party in Australia

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Australian Labor Party: Political party in Australia
The Australian Labor Party (ALP), commonly known as Labor, was historically spelt both as Labour and as Labor. The ALP, which adopted the formal name Australian Labour Party in 1908, but changed the spelling to Labor in 1912, is a major centre-left political party in Australia. The party has been in opposition at the federal level since the 2013 election. Bill Shorten has been the party's federal parliamentary leader since 13 October 2013. 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 candidate 'stupid' on meme: Shorten

A Labor Senate candidate has been forced to apologise for sharing a meme depicting Malcolm Turnbull as an ISIS executioner about to kill a journalist.
SBS - Published

Labor downplays income tax cuts for rich

Labor MP Ed Husic says people shouldn't read too much into Bill Shorten telling a high-paid worker the opposition would look at tax cuts for people on $250,000.
SBS - Published

Labor promises workers wage rise offensive

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has promised to take immediate action on minimum wage rises if Labor wins office on May 18.
SBS - Published

Labor promises to scrap $444m reef grant

A Labor government would scrap a $444 million government grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation if it wins the May 18 election, Bill Shorten has promised.
SBS - Published

Workers losing hundreds over Easter: Labor

Penalty rate cuts will cost ordinary workers hundreds of dollars over Easter, Bill Shorten warns, as he restarts his federal election campaign after a day off.
SBS - Published

'Father of Reconciliation' Pat Dodson to be Indigenous Affairs minister under Labor

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has tapped the 'Father of Reconciliation' Patrick Dodson to be Indigenous Affairs minister if Labor wins the federal election.
SBS - Published

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