Statement by Wayne Swan, National President of the Australian Labor Party

STATEMENT ON ELECTION RESULT  On behalf of the Australian Labor Party I would like to thank all our Party members and supporters for their hard work and dedication during the election campaign. The result is deeply disappointing and our Party has a responsibility to analyse the result and to respond maturely. Attributing blame or fault to any particular individual … Continue reading Statement by Wayne Swan, National President of the Australian Labor Party

Blog: Why me!

Questions from Nine Media (formely Fairfax Regional papers). Who are you? (eg What do you do? Where do you live? What connections do you have with the local area?) I work in sustainability and environmental management and communications and live in Bellingen. I first moved to the mid-north coast in the mid 1980’s and later … Continue reading Blog: Why me!

Blog: Climate change action – we need action and not PR

From a policy substance point of view, Mr Oakeshott is supporting much of what Labor has put forward in its climate change action plan. Labor's plans go much further, are much stronger, are more definate, backed by the best policy minds in Australia and will be implemented in government. The reality is that Mr Oakeshott's … Continue reading Blog: Climate change action – we need action and not PR

Blog: Response to North East Forest Alliance regarding Labor’s commitment to develop a biofuels strategy.

Labor’s Climate Change Action Plan clearly states that Labor will develop a Bioenergy Strategy to boost the development of this important industry in Australia. The North East Forest Alliance comments are misleading that “the only current fuel source for bioenergy is native forests”. There are many types of bio energy and Labor will look at … Continue reading Blog: Response to North East Forest Alliance regarding Labor’s commitment to develop a biofuels strategy.