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From Katharine Murphy in The Guardian: Labor left powerbroker Anthony Albanese has publicly slapped down an insurgency in the Victorian left, and has delicately criticised Bill Shorten’s decision to parachute in a longtime ally, Kimberley Kitching, to replace Stephen Conroy in the Senate. Read the full story here.
Mike Seccomb from The Saturday Paper argues that plotters are using the labour movement as a means to amass power, and a result unions have become vulnerable to rorting and the erosion of workers’ rights. You can read the rest of the piece here: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/ir/2016/09/24/unions-poisoned-alp-affiliation/14746392003779
A growing body of evidence around the world suggests that inequality hurts economic growth. A new report from Labor's Chifley Research Centre finds that inequality rose in Australia in recent years, with damaging economic consequences. A link to the report is here. Alternatively, you can read the Guardian's take here.