As it stands the Labor Party in Australia has the following objective in its constitution:
- The Australian Labor Party is a democratic socialist party and has the objective of the democratic socialisation of industry, production, distribution and exchange, to the extent necessary to eliminate exploitation and other anti-social features in these fields.
Carol Johnson back in July 2015 tells us the 2015 Labor national conference decided to review this ‘socialist objective’ because as Luke Foley claimed:
- … no-one in the party today argues that state ownership is Labor’s central, defining purpose.
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