2015 National Conference wrap

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National Conference 2015 saw us come out of conference with Labor’s most progressive policy in decades, and significantly improved Left influence within the Party at a National level.

National Left Rank and File Convenor provides a 2015 Conference Wrap.

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Intersectionality rampant in Australia

Adam Goodes the AFL star and duel Brownlow medalist has recently taken extended leave and is said to be considering retirement in the wake of the constant booing and abuse being hurled at him on the football field. In my opinion, this is a classic case of ‘intersectionality’. Intersectionality is where multiple forms of discrimination occur simultaneously.

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Australian Frontier Wars: Interview with Prof. Henry Reynolds

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The Australian Frontier Wars were fought from 1788 to the 1920s between Indigenous Australians and an invading coalition of white settlers, militia, police, and colonial soldiers. Estimates of the total death toll range between 20,000 and 50,000 Aboriginal lives lost and between 2,000 to 2,500 Europeans.

To mark NAIDOC week, NSW Young Labor member Joey Watson interviewed Professor Henry Reynolds, one of Australia’s most respected historians to learn more on this nation defining conflict and how it might be better remembered, starting with the Australian War Memorial.

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Campaigns And Women

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My sense of pride at being recently elected to NSW Parliament is heightened by the fact that I enter Australia’s oldest Parliament one of many Labor women proudly representing our party, its values, and our community.

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We Need More Women In Politics And The Labor Party

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At every level of political activism, there is a shortfall of women. At the highest level, the election to federal or state parliaments, women hold only 30 percent of seats. The numbers get worse when you look at women holding ministries, party leadership positions or daring to have a seat at the COAG table.

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