On February 2, Administrators Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin handed over administration of the Victorian Labor Party to the Interim Governance Committee. Open Labor thanks Jenny and Steve for their important work, we welcome party monitor John Thwaites, and we congratulate the Interim … [Read more...] about Administrators Macklin-Bracks and the eighth or ninth review of the ALP. What has happened so far?
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In an open letter, signed by 14 well-known Victorian ALP members, state conference delegates Jamie Gardiner and Janet McCalman called for members to submit an online endorsement. Many of us were so pleased to have signed on. LSumeyya Ilanbey and Annika Smethurst,The Age 6 June 2021 report that … [Read more...] about Members promote Emma Dawson for preselection in federal seat of Melbourne
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. As our National Conference looms, does our party understand how much the world is changing? In this article for Open Labor, … [Read more...] about Why our party needs to get bolder in tackling inequality, starting with its own platform
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 … [Read more...] about Open Labor and the Independents zoom for a pre-National Conference discussion 16 March
12 March 2021 - LEAN has launched its new campaign. Brilliant, as always, even in these COVID times. This is what they said: Climate action is core Labor business is now live on the LEAN website! This campaign is all about telling the good news story that acting on climate creates … [Read more...] about Climate action is core Labor business – sign up right now to LEAN proposals for upcoming National Conference
Welcome to the new edition of the Victorian Labor Members' Update. You can read the full edition online here.If you have any questions or ideas, we are working remotely but still contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 9933 8500 to leave a message for any of the team.Branch meetings will resume … [Read more...] about Victorian members’ update – 26 Feb 2021
Eric Dearricott writes that Friday’s Victorian Labor Members Update conveyed two important news items: Branch meetings will resume formally soon. Information will be sent out by State Office in the coming week. New Branch Consultative Committee – Expressions of Interest sought. The … [Read more...] about Reform news: branch meetings soon, EOIs for New Branch Consultative Committee & National Conference Delegates
Excellent contemporary update on ALP factions: what is a faction, what do they do and why do they matter so much, and who's who in the federal parliament. [External link to Sydney Morning Herald] View current faction composition of Federal ALP Caucus. [74KB PDF] … [Read more...] about What are Labor’s factions and who’s who in the Left and Right? – by James Massola, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Feb 2021
1 February 2021: Victorian Labor members received an email from Jenny Macklin and Steve Bracks advising that they have now completed their period as Administrators of Victorian Labor and that last Friday the ALP National Executive received and adopted their proposed new Victorian ALP rules. The … [Read more...] about The Macklin-Bracks reforms to Victorian Labor explained
In June 2020, the ALP National Executive appointed Steve Bracks and Jenny Macklin as Victorian Party Administrators to address Victorian ALP reform. The process has evolved quickly. 27 November 2020: National Executive considered the 37 reform recommendations arising. 29 January 2021: National … [Read more...] about VIC ALP rule draft rule changes approved by Nat. Exec.