Young Labor Left fighting for a better Australian Young Labor

NSW Young Labor Vice-President Casey Thompson reports from Australian Young Labor Conference in Canberra:

Young Labor members from around Australia came together in Canberra in early September for the annual Australian Young Labor (AYL) Conference.

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Young Labor Left with Tanya Plibersek MP

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WA Left Brings the Policy A Game at State Conference

Amy Blitvich reports in from the WA State Labor Conference on behalf of Challenge:

It has been a busy few months here in WA. Coming off a great progressive National Conference, we went straight into a Prime Minister changing Canning By-Election meaning many activists here in the West haven’t had much time for anything. Somehow in August, we snuck in our WA State Conference where once again the WA Left set the agenda for the Party in the lead up to our 2017 State Election.

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National Country Labor Forum: A Progressive Perspective

Federal Country Labor -- Making It Work for the Rank and File

On Saturday 26 September 2015 a meeting of rural members of the Australian Labor was convened in Casino, NSW by the Federal Parliamentary “Country Labor group” also known as the office of Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon. 

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There must be choice for end-of-life exit

The law should help us halt incurable suffering, writes Adam Shultz.      

ADVOCATES who are campaigning for a change to the law, which will allow our terminally and incurably ill the power to end their lives, are starting to gather steam. This is the next major social reform requiring committed activists and advocacy, to ensure Australians can die with dignity surrounded by loved ones at a time of their choosing.

As someone who lost their dad to terminal illness, I commend their efforts. I state from the outset that I am a member of the not-for-profit organisation, Dying with Dignity NSW.

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2015 Queensland State Conference

Jacqueline King, QLD Left Branch Convenor, reports for Challenge from the QLD Labor State Conference:

From just seven, then nine members of Parliament, to forty-three in less than one full term, Queensland ALP members celebrated an almost unlikely victory at this year’s State Conference, our first real get together since the January poll.

With major commitments early in the piece by our Leader and now Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to no asset sales and no surprises, Queenslanders voted resoundingly for a middle of the road Government. And a steady, middle of the road Government is what they will get, with sensible and progressive policies.

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