The ALP is holding its National Conference on March 30 and 31. Open Labor and the Independents are combined in a public meeting via Zoom Tuesday, 16 March.
Open Labor National Conference delegate James Button, Independents delegate Eric Dearricott and and proxy delegate Linda Condon discussed how they think National Conference will unfold, and listened to the many amendment proposals our supporters wish to see debated. The main item of conference business will be to debate and approve the new Draft Platform.
As our National Conference looms, does our party understand how much the world is changing? At gthe meeting Peter Holding of the Victorian ALP’s Economics Committee described his committee’s attempts to get the party leadership to take inequality seriously. He argues that Joe Biden’s near $2 trillion spending package shows a government that is prepared to spend serious money to address the inequality that is eroding democracy from within. Read more Why our party needs to get bolder in tackling inequality, starting with its own platform.)