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Stephen Conroy resigns from the Senate, taking colleagues by surprise

The Australian Labor Party's deputy Senate leader quietly tabled his resignation late on Thursday…

Kevin Rudd has returned to lead the Australian Labor Party, and replaces Julia Gillard as Prime Minister. Picture: AP

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Why I'm calling for an end to offshore detention

Anna Burke, the last Speaker of the House of Representatives, Member of the Australian Labor Party, and strong advocate for the end to shipping asylum seekers into despair and desolation. Hear hear.

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from BBC News

Australian senator resigns over Chinese payments scandal

Australian Labor Party's Senator Sam Dastyari fronts the media in Sydney on September 6, 2016, to make a public apology

Australian Labor Party leader Bill Shorten has given formal notice he will move a bill to legalize same-sex marriage at the next sitting of the House of Representatives on Monday

from the Guardian

Greens call on Labor to reject tax cuts for those who earn $80,000 and over

Australian Greens Party Treasury spokesperson says the Turnbull government’s tax cuts are poorly targeted ‘trickle-down economics’ and Labor should not support them

James Henry Scullin (18 September 1876 – 28 January 1953), Australian Labor politician and the ninth Prime Minister of Australia. Two days after he was sworn in as Prime Minister following the 1929 House-only election, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 occurred, marking the beginning of the Great Depression and subsequent Great Depression in Australia.