Dec 2, 2011

Bonhomie thick at ALP conference as the deal-making begins

Prime Minister Gillard kicked off ALP National conference proceedings at the Sydney Convention Centre this morning by adopting Obama's/Optus' “yes” refrain, presumably to distinguish Labor from Tony Abbott’s negativity.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The National Union of Workers is holding firm to its decision to back the ALP National Left to avoid the prime minister’s conscience vote on gay marriage, despite suggestions from the party’s Right that they had “binded” on the issue.

A senior NUW source at the party’s 46th national conference told Crikey this morning that last night’s pronouncements of unity following the Right’s 300-strong right caucus meeting and widely reported in the media, had been made in haste.

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22 thoughts on “Bonhomie thick at ALP conference as the deal-making begins

  1. Edward James

    The cut and paste of quotes which are work product from the hands of Simon Benson and Gemma Jones: The Daily Telegraph December 03, 2011 12:00AM I don’t like to pay for the smelly. I would not pass off its work product. It is polite to identify the source. Edward James

  2. Edward James

    Andrew. I am wondering with the Federal Labor Conference being held at Darling Harbour. How are lone protesters out side the conference being handled? I seen something of the team protest and police presence. I would have been there but as the years pass it is just getting too difficult. Looking forward to extra source. Edward James

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