Why Our Ecomony Needs Flexible Working Hours

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"Paid parental leave and quality and affordable child care are the first two pillars of essential government support for working families. The third, and generally ignored pillar, is that of workplace flexibility - for both women and men."

- Member of the Legislative Council, Courtney Houssos

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For Country Labor, the time is now

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"We cannot win country seats, without a strong policy agenda and an election platform that puts the needs of regional people first."

- NSW Labor Country Organiser, Jay Suvaal

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What can Labor do for young people?

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"In 1972 and 2007 Labor was swept to victory with the support of young people, because it presented itself as modern, bold and forward thinking. These are the things that appeal most to young people and there are many ways Labor can capture the youth vote."

- NSW Young Labor President, Todd Pinkerton

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May Day on Paid Parental Leave

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"Even on an average wage, this Government’s spectacular backflip on parental leave will see many families on an even further reduced budget at a time when every dollar counts."

- Chair of the NSW Labor Women's Forum, Elizabeth Scully

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Bill Shorten wants federal governments to serve fixed four-year terms

 

"Fixed four-year terms would give governments more time to find their feet and keep them focused on governing rather than election wargaming."

- Federal Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten MP

 

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'I don't like it': Ed Husic hits out at 'unfair' anti-piracy, website-blocking bill

 

"We cannot remain insular, imposing a quasi-form of protectionism to prop up profits at the expense of consumers. This should be fair for all, not for some."

- Federal Labor Member for Chifley, Ed Husic

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A big congratulations to Tim Hammond

 

A big congratulations to Tim Hammond on his appointment as ALP Senior Vice President, and on a hard fought campaign.

We are proud to have a such a strong representative for the rank and file in the highest levels of the party.

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Chris Minns says too few people live in inner city due to Greens priorities

 

 

"The truth is the Greens are perpetuating a con. They frustrate development proposals in their own backyard while demanding the rest of Sydney take the overflow and then plot to overturn the roads needed to transport this population"

- Chris Minns, Labor Member for Kogarah in the NSW Legislative Assembly 

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We need to embrace Uber, AirBnB and the sharing economy, not fight the tide

 

"This is a disruptive idea. In theory, the size of the market is equal to the number of people with spare rooms and rides. Price matters, but reputation matters more. Every person who uses your service can tell every other person whether your service is worth using."

 - Daniel Mookhey is a Labor MLC in the NSW upper house.

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Homes For The Future

Labor has a proud record of building affordable housing, but bold action will be needed to meet the challenges of the future.

By the Hon. Sophie Cotsis MLC

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