No place for chaplains in public schools

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The High Court handed the Federal Government a massive policy free kick recently: the opportunity to walk away from a Howard Government policy that pays churches to infiltrate public schools, writes Paris Dean.

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Tasmania to Give Members Leadership Vote

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Tasmania has already staked its claim as the most progressive branch of the Party when it comes to renewal and reform. At this weekend’s State Conference we have the opportunity to go even further. The Conference will be asked to embrace a change to our rules that will enable the direct involvement of members in the selection of a future leader of the Party.

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ACT Conference – Making the connections

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Chief Minister Katy Gallagher has used a speech to ACT Labor’s annual conference to outline her Government’s vision for a more connected Canberra.

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ACT Conference – Party reform underway but much more to do

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In her first address to ACT Labor conference, National President Jenny McAllister has urged delegates to keep up the momentum for party reform, describing the increased involvement of the membership as “crucial to our survival.”

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Policy advice submerged by 24/7 media whirlpool

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The evolution of a supercharged 24/7 media cycle and the steady decline of old media has seen the role of media advisers in ministerial offices elevated to a new level.

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