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    Elise Wall

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    Ros McLellan

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    Wendy Turner

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WELCOME TO THE WEB SITE OF THE LEFT!

The Left is the progressive voice of the ALP and the largest group in Queensland Labor.

We stand for equality, fairness and social justice. The Left is driven by a belief that robust policy change and campaigning can create real progress for all Queenslanders.
We strongly prioritise the following policy areas:
  • Ensuring all children have access to world class education
  • Treating asylum seekers with compassion
  • Creating secure jobs with decent wages and conditions for all Queenslanders
  • Making sure we look after the environment for future generations
  • Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional owners of our land
  • Supporting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people
  • Fighting against discrimination in all its forms
  • Supporting women on equality of pay, representation and against domestic violence
  • Upholding our commitment to universal healthcare services
  • Ensuring young people have access to higher education and apprenticeships and a real voice in shaping Government's decisions on what affects them
  • Delivering dignity in retirement for older Queenslanders


The Left is a democratic organisation that deeply values consensus decision making and open debate. We are made up of a strong branch member base and progressive affiliated unions. This partnership demonstrates our commitment to local grassroots activism and the importance of working people to policy development.

If you share our progressive values we encourage you to join the Left to help shape the ALP for the betterment of all Queenslanders. 

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    Building a Stronger Party - Evan Moorhead

    The 2015 Queensland Labor State Conference is the opportunity for ALP members across Queensland to build our Party as an inclusive, active and campaigning Party. In 2012, our Party gathered at Conference and set the course for the rebuilding of our party in the wake of the 2012 election loss. We made it easier to join, to become a candidate, to engage in Labor policy development and to vote for local candidates. The number of ALP members in Queensland has almost doubled and new branches across the State are spreading the Labor campaign across our State.  
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    Fighting Economic Inequality with Labor Values - Jackie Trad

    Labor’s economic vision has always been about more than simply growing the economy – we also believe that everyone should have the opportunity to share in our nation’s prosperity. The 2014 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report found Australia was the second wealthiest country in the world, second only to Switzerland. The report also found income inequality in Australia was low compared to other developed nations. Only six percent of Australians have a net worth below USD 10,000 compared to 29 percent in the USA and 70 percent for the world as a whole.  How did we get to this comparatively enviable position? There is no doubt that our nation and particularly Queensland, has benefited from booms in the mining and resources industries. 
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