What we stand for

The Australian Labor Party is Australia's oldest political party. Our history is intertwined with the history of Australia’s democracy labour movement.

Labor has always aimed to, in the words of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam:

"Promote equality, to involve the people of Australia in the decision-making processes of our land, and to liberate the talents and uplift the horizons of the Australian people."

Membership of the Australian Labor Party is open to all residents of Australia who share our objectives.

Labor's policy platform is made by national conferences comprising of the federal and state parliamentary leadership of the Party, together with elected delegates from all states, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and Australian Young Labor.

Here on Labor's website you will find more information about representatives in Parliament, what we're for and Labor’s latest campaigns.

Announced Policies

Safeguarding our future with an Australian CDC

Social housing repair program to keep tradies working

A future made in Australia: A plan for good, secure jobs

Women to kickstart Australia's economic recovery

Rewiring the nation: More jobs, lower power prices

Labor's Secure Australian Jobs Plan