Abortion is not a moral issue – towards a binding vote

Michelle O'Byrne is Deputy Leader of Tasmanian Labor

In a supposedly modern Australia – in 2017 – I still find it extremely difficult to believe that women are legally prevented from making decisions about their own bodies.

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Tasmanian Labor is at the forefront of the turning debate

Adam Clarke reports on the recent Tasmanian Labor Conference

In 2017 Tasmanian Labor has responded to the global resurgence in belief in an active role for government in reducing inequality by carrying the debate forward on the big ideas of our time.

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Labor Enabled - Smashing Barriers

Brad Sparrow writes about the establishment of Labor Enabled in Queensland

Two years ago, I was standing on a street stall with Terri Butler MP spruiking the credentials of our Member for Griffith. An articulate young woman with a cognitive impairment approached us and raised questions around policy for people with a disability. Many of the issues we talked about were universal to many of us with a disability and although our discussion was brief, it stayed with me. 

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The Left leads the way in NSW

George Simon is Secretary of the NSW Left

The 2017 Annual Conference has ended, and the Left has again shown we are the powerhouse of policy and ideas in the NSW Labor Party. The NSW Left led a number of significant reforms and victories in the debates of the 2017 Annual Conference. 

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What the Left achieved at ACT Labor Conference

Amy Knox and Nick Dixon-Wilmshurst are members of the ACT Left Caucus

Progressive wins on rules and policy were a highlight of ACT Conference 2017. The ACT Left works hard every year electing Left sub-branch delegates to Conference so that together with our union comrades we hold the majority of Conference floor. And unlike the Right in other states, we have never taken this for granted.

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