Newcastle Labor feels music love

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Newcastle-labor-councillors-are-backing-a-push-for-the-nsw-party-platform-to-include-support-for-live-music-venues-including-planning controls to protect long-running venues from noise complaints, writes Ben Smee in the Newcastle Herald.

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Sending the right signal

There are encouraging signs that the increase of discussion and debate within Labor is attracting the attention of alternative media, with our very own Challenge mentioned in dispatches.

That’s good news – not only for the supporters of ideas and reform within our party – but also for a public hungry for more than just political cut-and-thrust.

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Labor listening to music venues

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Councils should stop acting like the ''fun police'' and support live music venues, according to a new Labor campaign that aims to connect with young voters, writes Josephine Tovey in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Have your say on your ALP... and win!

The ALP National Secretariat is conducting its first ever survey of members and supporters and wants to hear from you.

The survey, which was recommended by the 2010 Review of the ALP by Steve Bracks, John Faulkner and Bob Carr, is an important opportunity for the Labor grass roots to have their say. 

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Pulling online activism off-line

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Voter interest in political parties is at all-time lows. Surprisingly, however, engagement in politics is steady or increasing – it’s just most people are engaging outside of party politics, just as they did a century ago.

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