Supporting the Worker

By Greg Warren
Shadow Minister for Local Government, Veterans and Western Sydney

My first memory of a political campaign was on the six o’clock news on Saturday 19 September, 1981. Neville Wran has just achieved a thumping election result delivering him a second consecutive "Wranslide" victory. It was a victory for the ages.

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Australia: Aligned and Independent

by Paul Mills
President of NSW Young Labor

Last week as American vehicles withdrew troops from Northern Syria they were pelted with potatoes and rocks by outraged and betrayed Kurds.

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The Planning Pen’s Power

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By Anoulack Chanthivong
Member for Macquarie Fields

In Sydney’s current property market, a rezoning or development consent from the Minister can substantially increase the value of land.  And if you own enough land in a designated urban growth area you could be become significantly wealthy very quickly, all with the stroke of a Ministerial pen.

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100 years on from the 1917 Strike

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By Alex Claassens
Secretary of the Rail Tram and Buses Union

100 years ago a group of angry workers downed tools and walked out of the Randwick Tramsheds and Eveleigh Carriageworks, triggering one of the most significant industrial actions in Australian history.

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Sell-offs, Sugar Hits, and Debt

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By Ryan Park MP
Shadow Treasurer

The NSW Coalition Government has sold off billions of dollars of public assets and are creating huge structural problems for the NSW budget.

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Reskilling NSW by stopping the Tory war on TAFE

By Prue Car MP
Shadow Minister for Skills

TAFE must be brought back to the once world-class institution that we know it has the capacity to be. Young people need a Government that recognises TAFE as a credible and trusted pathway which can lead to a successful job.

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Brexit, Trump, and Hanson: The Turning Point in Modern Politics

By Mark Morey
Secretary of Unions NSW

The contemporary political challenge is confronting. Rules which appeared unbreakable for decades are suddenly looking flimsy. The economic and behavioural theories that underpinned it are being found wanting.

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Value Capture and Sustainable Infrastructure

By Michael Daley
Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing
Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Sydney is home to 4 million people. By 2031 it is predicted to be a city of 6 million. Within the lifetime of most of the people reading this, we will see Sydney grow to a city of 8 million people – the size of London today.

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The Hardest Thing I Ever Did - Keating and Native Title

By Michael Lee

Twenty-five years ago, only two months after being elected Labor Leader, Paul Keating stood in the House of Representatives, to deliver an address that outlined Labor’s economic plan to build infrastructure to grow the nation out of recession.

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New Thinking (and Funding) Required on Domestic Violence

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By Jenny Aitchinson MP
Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

"It is time to start a conversation which includes practitioners across the field...and to start calculating the real costs to our health and community welfare system."

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