NSW Young Labor Left guest edits Challenge

Jenna Schroder is a NSW Young Labor Left publications officer

Young people. The Youth. Millennials.

Society, and those in politics, view us as a mysterious concept that’s hard to understand and the shroud of mystery surrounding us looks likely to continue as discussions about young people are filled with older voices.

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A New State Labor Agenda

John Graham is a Labor Member of the NSW Legislative Council

It was four days after a close 1995 election. Bob Carr’s diary records the moment when counting made it clear that Labor would form majority government:

“Great news….arrived in the office to find a celebration taking place…. ‘See how easy it was?’ I told them. ‘Never doubted it for a moment.’” (Dodkin 2003).

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The problem with Medicare

Sinead Simpkins is the Secretary of Parramatta-Hills Young Labor Association

One of the great things about having a Labor government is how we fight for the working class rather than for big business and the 1% richest. One of many great Labor initiatives was Medicare. While Medicare is a great plan to help everyone to get a universal health care, it still has a long way to go to being perfect.

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For a real left-wing National President, vote for Mark Butler

George Simon is the Acting NSW Assistant General Secretary

On behalf of the NSW Left, I’d like to thank you all for coming along to the launch of Mark Butler’s campaign for President of the ALP.

Comrades, we have a hell of a line up of people to talk about Mark tonight. But before I hand over to Penny Wong, I’d like to make a few remarks about why the NSW Left is supporting Mark Butler.

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A coordinated approach to housing and employment is needed

Daniel Rose is a member of the Left in the Northern Territory ALP

Despite a keen interest from progressives in the policy areas of employment and housing, we are yet to see policy solutions that balance both sides of this equation. It is well and good for the ACTU to run their “Change the Rules” campaign on reforming federal industrial relations, and for the myriad of interest groups to suggest changes to land taxation, negative gearing, capital gains tax discounts, social housing, rental legislation, and rent control, but without a coordinated approach to this policy problem we are doomed to continue pushing this boulder uphill.

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