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  • Electing the party leader – recent events in Australia and the UK

    Posted 22/05/2015 by Deirdre McKeown

    Over the last few weeks, in Australia and the UK, political parties have been dealing with leadership changes. This FlagPost looks at the systems used by those Australian and UK political parties to install their leaders.

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    TAGS: political parties, leadership, United Kingdom

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  • Electing the party leader

    Posted 1/10/2013 by Deirdre McKeown
    On 8 July 2013, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced proposed changes to the way in which the Australian Labor Party elects its leader. The changes included votes by the party membership and votes by the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party (FPLP), weighted at 50% each, and processes for when and how a leader can be challenged and the amount of Caucus support needed to mount a challenge to the leader. The special meeting of Caucus on 22 July 2013 endorsed the proposals but agreed that a petiti... Read more...

    TAGS: ALP, elections, leadership, political parties

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  • ALP Leadership

    Posted 23/02/2012 by Janet Wilson
    On 23 February 2012 Prime Minister Gillard announced that there would be a special meeting of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party on Monday 27 February at 10am, to conduct a ballot to decide the leadership of the Party. The following table provides details of Federal Parliamentary Labor Party leadership changes and challenges since 1982: DateChange or challengeVotes16 July1982Hawke challenged Hayden unsuccessfullyHayden 42; Hawke 373 February1983Hawke became leader without a ballot-3 June1991K... Read more...

    TAGS: ALP, leadership, Parliament

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