Fabric of Labor under attack by Tory-Greens alliance - Editorial

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It wasn’t Labor that was under attack in the early 1950s, when Doc Evatt took up the fight against the dissolution of the Communist Party.

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NSW Conference – Counting the cost of compo cuts

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The O’Farrell Government’s attack on workers’ compensation rights dominated the afternoon session of the first day of NSW Labor’s state conference.

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The Socialist International: A Broken Dream?

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As the major centre-left political parties prepare to gather in Cape Town at the end of August for the Congress of the Socialist International, it is appropriate to assess to what extent the Socialist International reflects the needs of progressive parties in the 21st century. The authors of this article propose a dual track approach: a fundamental reform of the Socialist International as well exploring new forms of networking for the global progressive movement.

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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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