Tag: Labor

Visionary John Bannon modernised Labor and South Australia

Posted December 14, 2015 14:52:59 John Bannon is being remembered for many factors such as being South Australia’s longest serving Labor leader, but it is the collapse of the State Bank that casts the longest shadow over his time in politics. The collapse nearly bankrupt the state, costing billions of dollars and thousands of jobs….


NT Labor pledges $1.1b for remote housing

By Lorna Perry Posted December 13, 2015 20:38:10 Northern Territory Labor has announced it will set aside $ 1.1 billion for remote housing over the subsequent decade. The funding commitment has come ahead of subsequent year’s NT election. Announcing the funding at the Roper Gulf community of Ngukurr, NT Labor leader Michael Gunner stated the…


Victorian Labor requires legal action against member amid allegations of branch stacking

Posted December 10, 2015 22:18:35 Connected Story: Labor members to have cards torn up over membership irregularities Connected Story: Shorten favours female candidate to replace retiring Victorian MP The conflict more than branch stacking in the Victorian division of the Labor Celebration has intensified, with the party taking legal action to force a dissident member…


Labor proposes modifications to tackle union misconduct

Updated December 07, 2015 00:28:33 Federal Labor will today announce a suite of measures aimed at improving union governance, with tougher penalties for criminal offences and much more protections for whistleblowers on the cards. The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption has uncovered misconduct in a number of unions, and is due to…


Labor ramps up attack on Baston more than Marketplace City sale

Posted December 03, 2015 22:59:12 Labor has seized on comments from the West Australian Agriculture Minister talking up the advantages of selling the Perth Industry Authority, arguing it shows a substantial failure in how he has managed conflict of interest problems. Minister Ken Baston has been below fire for not publicly acknowledging he had declared…


Youngster care reform ‘will nonetheless quick adjust grandparents’: Labor

Updated November 29, 2015 18:21:38 Legislation for a key shake-up of the kid care system will go before Parliament this week but alterations to make the method “fairer” have so far failed to convince Labor and the Greens. The Federal Government has revised the package by scaling back rebates for higher earnings earners to 20…


500 Club exploiting legal loophole: Labor

Posted November 26, 2015 09:35:50 The Western Australian Opposition has accused the Liberal party of taking benefit of a “loophole” in political donation laws to channel funds to the celebration. Labor frontbencher Michelle Roberts produced the accusations in State Parliament final evening and pointed to the 500 Club as proof of weakness in WA’s political…