Here are the policies Labor campaigned on to win the election (2023)

Labor will form the next parliament of Australia after winning the 2022 federal election.

Led by Anthony Albanese, Labor have made pledges to deliver on several issues. Here is where they stand on the major ones.

Aged care

Labor's aged care policy, launched in Anthony Albanese's budget reply speech, focuses on five main areas.

Itpromisedto have a registered nurse on site at all times of the day.

It would require staff to spend at least three hours and 35 minutes with each resident — in line with the aged care royal commission's recommendation.

Labor did not specifyhow many minutes each resident would have with a registered nurse per day but said each resident would have "more time with a registered nurse".

It said it would deliver more staff to the sector and says Labor supports the push for an increase to workers' wages and will fully fund any increase.

Anti-corruption commission

Labor says it will create a National Anti-Corruption Commissionby the end of the year.

They saidit would cover alleged corruption by politicians and by public servants.

Labor's model would have public hearings for everyone — including politicians — unless there was a good reason not to.

The commission would alsohave the power to start its own investigations and not wait for a matterto be referred to it.

It would also be able to investigate things that happened in the past.


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Labor promised more generous subsidies pretty much across the board — including locking in the government's changes forsecond and additional children.

It would also raise themaximum subsidy rate to cap itat 90 per cent for the first child in care.

Labor's long-term goal is to provide a universal, 90 per cent subsidy to all families.

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The familyincome threshold would be lifted from $354,305 to $530,000 and there would also be no annual cap.

It wouldcost $5.4 billion over four years.

Climate change

Labor has committed to net zero emissions by 2050 and a 2030 target of 43 per cent.

Its plan includes investingin green metal production — metals produced using renewable energy —making electric cars cheaper,upgradingthe electricity grid to allow it to handle more renewable energy and installing community batteries and solar banks around the country.


Labor is pretty much in lock-step with the Coalition on Defence spending.

Anthony Albanese has said a Labor government will not let Defence spending fall below the Coalition's target of 2per cent of GDP, but did not put a figure on how much they would spend on the ADF if it wins the election.

Labor also promised an independent "Defence Posture Review" into Australia's military resources and strategy.


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Labor promisedto create 20,000 new university places with a focus on areas where there arecurrently skills shortages.

It would also offer more enrolments for students from regional and remote areas, First Nations studentsand those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Labor's pledged to cover the cost of 465,000 TAFE spots over the next four years, which would include 45,000 new places.

It'd spend $50 million upgrading IT systems, workshops and labs nationally as well.

On apprenticeships, as part of Labor's plan it would pay for 10,000 new apprenticeships for people training in renewables or other clean-energy jobs.

Electric vehicles

Labor is promising to introduce tax breaks for electric cars which would save people about $2,000 on a $50,000 vehicle.

The policy would cost $200 million over three years and would work by exempting some electric vehicles (EVs)below the luxury-car tax threshold of $79,659 from import tariffs and fringe benefits tax.

If businesses provided the same car to an employee through a work scheme the company could save up to $9,000 a year.

The discount would begin from July this year and be reviewed in three years' time to reassess the take-up down the track.

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Labor plans to effectively scrap the Coalition's agriculture visa and instead set up a new agriculture stream within the existing Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme.

The party saidit willpay the up-front travel costs of Pacific workers travelling to Australia.

Labor plans to ban farmers from exporting live sheep.

Labor has promised to set aside $500 million from its National Reconstruction Fundto help the agriculture sector diversify and enter new markets.

Labor also promisedto return 450 gigalitres of water from the Murray Darling Basin to the environment, leaving less for farming and other industries.

Labor has pledged to deliver funding to strengthen Australia's biosecurity system but has not said how much it plans to spend.

They pledged to spend $7.5 million over four years on 20 extra biosecurity dogs and trainers to guard against disease.


Laborwent slightly further than the Coalition, promising to lower the cost of medicines by $12.50 to a maximum cost of $30.

Itpromisedto fund 50 "urgent care clinics" which it says will take the pressure off hospital emergency departments.

The centres will cost $135 million over four years and will be based at GP surgeries and centres.

They'll be open seven days a week from 8am to 10pm.

It has also promised to match the Coalition's continuous glucose monitoring device and Seniors Health Card expansionpromises.


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Labor's main housing policy was a new "shared-equity"scheme, that would see it essentially buying 30 or 40 per cent of a property with the owner.

That percentage of the property could then be bought off the government by the home owner over time.

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Laborcommitted to creating aregional housing scheme with 10,000 places a year.

It also suggested the price caps on houses were too low and committed to reviewing them immediately if elected.

Labor also promised to create a $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund, with the returns on investment being used to build 30,000 new social and affordable houses, some of which will be allocated to frontline workers and women fleeing domestic violence.

It said would match the Coalition's proposal to lower the age at which people can put money from selling their house into super to incentivise people downsizing.


Labor looks set to proceed with most Coalition infrastructure projects that are underway.

But it plans to save $750 million by abolishing the Coalition's new Regionalisation Fund and cutting funding from the invitation-only Community Development Grants Program.

There are few publicly available details about the Regionalisation Fund and the guidelines are notdue to be released until July.

Labor's election costings list $367.2 million in new spending for "Infrastructure Projects" but its pledges far exceed that.

For example, Labor promised to put $500 million in its first budget for high-speed rail on the east coastand spend $2.2 billion on the Victorian government's suburban rail loop project.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

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Labor has promised to review and reform the schemeto ensure plans are not"arbitrarily cut".

It also wants to lift the staffing cap at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which oversees the scheme, review the use of external lawyers and consultants, streamline the process for initial plans, improve service delivery in regional Australia and work with people with disability on any future changes to the scheme.

Older Australians

Labormatched both the Coalition's policies onfreeze deeming rates for pensioners and other payments for two yearsas well as expandingthe eligibility for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Cardby raising the income threshold.


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Labor supports boat turn-backs and offshore processing centres.

But Labor opposes the use of temporary protection visas, because, it argues it keeps refugees in a state of limbo.

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The party did not comment on whether it would lift the number of humanitarian visas offered a year, but has previously supported offering more place to refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine and Syria.

Taxes and tax cuts

Labor announced last year it would support the final stage of the tax cuts if it wins the election, meaning regardless of who wins, billions of dollars will flow to wealthy Australians.

Laborsaid it would not introduce any new taxes except for multinationals, but didpromising to closeloopholes for big international corporationswhich it says would create almost $2 billion in revenue over four years.


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Labor committed to the $4.5 billion upgrade plan already underway.

It has also promised to spend a further $2.4 billion expanding full-fibre NBN access to an additional 1.5 million premises by 2025.

Labor's election costings document says it will decide how to pay for this pledge in consultation with the NBNCo.

Labor promised$480 million for a fixed-wireless upgrade to help regional customers.

Labor also promised $656 million for regional telecommunications initiatives, including money to provide multi-carrier mobile coverage on roads with coverage black spots.

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What are the Labour party beliefs? ›

It proclaimed a socialist party whose principles included a guaranteed minimum standard of living for everyone, nationalisation of industry, and heavy taxation of large incomes and of wealth.

When was the last Labour government in power? ›

Labour Government, 1997–2010.

When did Labour become power? ›

First Labour government

So with the acquiescence of Asquith's Liberals, Ramsay MacDonald became Prime Minister in January 1924 and formed the first ever Labour government, despite Labour only having 191 MPs (less than a third of the House of Commons).

Why was New Labour successful? ›

New Labour accepted the economic efficiency of markets and believed that they could be detached from capitalism to achieve the aims of socialism while maintaining the efficiency of capitalism. Markets were also useful for giving power to consumers and allowing citizens to make their own decisions and act responsibly.

Which one is correct labor or labour? ›

Labor and labour are both English terms. In the United States, there is a preference for "labor" over "labour" (98 to 2). In the United Kingdom, there is a 86 to 14 preference for "labour" over "labor". In India, there is a 90 to 10 preference for "labour" over "labor".

When did the Labour party begin? ›

Who was the last Labour? ›

The current leader is Sir Keir Starmer, who was elected in April 2020 to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, having previously spent 9 months as Shadow Minister of Immigration and 3 years, 5 months as Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union in Corbyn's shadow cabinet.

What did the last Labour government achieve? ›

In addition, Blair's tenure saw the introduction of a minimum wage, tuition fees for higher education, constitutional reform such as devolution in Scotland and Wales and progress in the Northern Ireland peace process.

How often has Labour been in power? ›

In every election since 1910 Labor has either served as the governing party or the opposition. There have been 13 Labor Prime Ministers and 10 Periods of Federal Labor Governments.

Why did Labour win the 1924 election? ›

The Labour vote increased by around one million in comparison to the 1923 general election, but this was largely due to the party putting up 87 more candidates than it had in the previous election.

Who was the first Labour politician? ›

James Keir Hardie (15 August 1856 – 26 September 1915) was a Scottish trade unionist and politician. He was a founder of the Labour Party, and served as its first parliamentary leader from 1906 to 1908. Hardie was born in Newhouse, Lanarkshire.

What contributed to Labour winning the 1945 election? ›

The greatest factor in Labour's dramatic win appeared to be its policy of social reform.

Why is labor the most important? ›

Employers demand labor because workers are an important part of the production process. Workers use tools and equipment to turn inputs into output. Without workers, employers couldn't produce goods and services and earn profits.

What is the New Labour act? ›

The new labour law states that an employee's base wage must be at a minimum of 50% of their gross amount. This means that employees will make greater contributions toward their EPF accounts, and gratuity deductions will increase as well. It will reduce the take-home pay for the majority of employees.

What were the benefit of the New Labour on education? ›

New Labour increased funding for education and expanded the number of standard assessments for pupils and targets for schools. They introduced academies, specialist schools, sure start, education action zones and the education maintenance allowance.

What are the 4 types of labor? ›

The four types of labor in economics are skilled, unskilled, semi-skilled, and professional. Together, these four types of labor make up the active labor force.

What is the other name of labor? ›

Some common synonyms of labor are drudgery, grind, toil, travail, and work. While all these words mean "activity involving effort or exertion," labor applies to physical or intellectual work involving great and often strenuous exertion.

What is labour in one word answer? ›

Labour is very hard work, usually physical work.

Who started the Labour movement? ›

Though the origin of labour movements was traced to the 1860s, first labour agitation in the history of India occurred in Bombay, 1875. It was organised under the leadership of S.S Bengalee. It concentrated on the plight of workers, especially women and children.

Who started labor? ›

Many credit Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, while others have suggested that Matthew Maguire, a secretary of the Central Labor Union, first proposed the holiday.

Who led the Labour Party in the last election? ›

Background. Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour Party leader in a 2015 leadership election and re-elected leader in 2016 following a challenge from Owen Smith.

How many seats do Labour have? ›

Labour won 202 seats, its lowest number and proportion of seats since 1935.
2019 United Kingdom general election.
Leader since23 July 201912 September 2015
Leader's seatUxbridge and South RuislipIslington North
Last election317 seats, 42.4%262 seats, 40.0%
Seats won365202
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Who is in the Labor left? ›

Federal members of the Labor Left
NameSeatOther position(s)
Tony ZappiaMember for Makin
Julie CollinsMember for FranklinMinister for Housing
Brian MitchellMember for Lyons
Jenny McAllisterSenator for New South WalesAssistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy
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What did the first Labour government achieve? ›

Despite lacking a parliamentary majority, the First Labour Government was able to introduce a number of measures which made life more tolerable for working people. The main achievement of the government was the 1924 Wheatley Housing Act, which MacDonald dubbed 'our most important legislative item'.

How do you spell Labour in South Africa? ›

There is no difference in meaning between labor and labour. Labor is the preferred spelling in American English, and labour is preferred throughout the rest of the English-speaking world.

Is Labour left or right? ›

Labour's status as a socialist party has been disputed by those who do not see the party as being part of the left, although the general consensus is that Labour are a left-wing political party.

How long has Labour been in Parliament? ›

The Balmain, New South Wales branch of the party claims to be the oldest in Australia. Labour as a parliamentary party dates from 1891 in New South Wales and South Australia, 1893 in Queensland, and later in the other colonies.

What happened in the 1924 election? ›

The 1924 United States presidential election was the 35th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 1924. In a three-way contest, incumbent Republican President Calvin Coolidge won election to a full term.

What is the year 1924 known for? ›

1924 was a crucial year for immigration and citizenship acts in the U.S., introduced by President Calvin Coolidge. On May 26, President Coolidge signed an immigration law that restricted immigration to the United States from other countries, due to the huge influx of immigrants following the end of the First World War.

What was 1924 known for? ›

February 16–February 26 – Dock strikes break out in various U.S. harbors. February 22 – Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House. March 8 – The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners in Utah, United States.

Which was the first labour union established in the world? ›

The First International was founded under the name of International Working Men's Association at a mass meeting in London on Sept. 28, 1864. Its founders were among the most powerful British and French trade-union leaders of the time.

Why did labour win the 1974 election? ›

Although Heath's incumbent Conservative government polled the most votes by a small margin, the Conservatives were overtaken in terms of seats by Wilson's Labour Party, due to a more efficiently-distributed Labour vote.

Where did the Labour party begin? ›

What was the Labour Government 1945? ›

During 1945 and 1951 the Labour government vigorously introduced a programme of reform and reconstruction despite post-war austerity and financial instability. Education and housing issues were addressed as well as the nationalisation of disorganised pre-war industries.

Why did Labour call an election in 1951? ›

The 1951 United Kingdom general election was held twenty months after the 1950 general election, which the Labour Party had won with a slim majority of just five seats. The Labour government called a snap election for Thursday 25 October 1951 in the hope of increasing its parliamentary majority.

Why did Labour lose the 1950 election? ›

Analysis showed that Labour suffered huge losses of seats due to a “revolt of the suburbs”, with substantial swings against them among Middle England voters in London, the Home Counties, Essex and Middlesex. The effects of the Labour government's austerity, and inflation had hit middle income voters hard.

What is an example of labor? ›

Labor is the effort that people contribute to the production of goods and services. Labor resources include the work done by the waiter who brings your food at a local restaurant as well as the engineer who designed the bus that transports you to school.

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Labor represents the human factor in producing the goods and services of an economy. finding enough people with the right skills to meet increasing demand. This often results in rising wages in some industries.

What are the examples of human labor? ›

1 Though it's usually manual labor, such as farmworkers, it can also be service work, such as custodial staff. The next type is semi-skilled labor, which may require some education or training. An example is manufacturing jobs. Labor can also be categorized by the nature of the relationship with the employer.

How many types of labour law are there? ›

There are two broad categories of labour law. First, collective labour law relates to the tripartite relationship between employee, employer and union. Second, individual labour law concerns employees' rights at work and through the contract for work.

How many types of workers are there in the Labour act? ›

According to section 4 of the Bangladesh labour act, there are 7 classes of worker as per law.

What is Labour Relations Act and its purpose? ›

Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995

This Act regulates the organisational rights of trade unions and promotes and facilitates collective bargaining at the workplace and at sectoral level. It also deals with strikes and lockouts, workplace forums and alternative dispute resolution.

Why is labor education important? ›

This education helps to know how to handle grievances as well as how to negotiate contracts while ensuring health and safety on the job with exercising labour and human rights. Such an education is helpful to understand politics and economy of the country.

What are the benefits of Labour law? ›

Labour law aims to correct the imbalance of power between the worker and the employer; to prevent the employer from dismissing the worker without good cause; to set up and preserve the processes by which workers are recognized as 'equal' partners in negotiations about their working conditions etc.

Why is a new education policy important? ›

The NEP provides an important opportunity to move Indian education from “sorting and selection” to “human development,” enabling every student to develop to their maximum potential.

What are the key principles of Labour? ›

Five fundamental principles and rights at work
  • Freedom of association and the right of collective bargaining. Freedom of association. ...
  • Forced labour. Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour.
  • Child labour. Effective abolition of child labour.
  • Discrimination at work. ...
  • Occupational Safety and Health.

What are 5 beliefs of conservatives? ›

7 Core Principles of Conservatism
  • Individual Freedom. The birth of our great nation was inspired by the bold declaration that our individual,God-given liberties should be preserved against government intrusion. ...
  • Limited Government. ...
  • The Rule of Law. ...
  • Peace through Strength. ...
  • Fiscal Responsibility. ...
  • Free Markets. ...
  • Human Dignity.

What are 3 beliefs of conservatives? ›

American conservatives typically support what they consider Christian values, moral absolutism, traditional family values, and American exceptionalism, while opposing abortion, euthanasia, and same-sex marriage.

Is Labour party left or right wing? ›

Labour's status as a socialist party has been disputed by those who do not see the party as being part of the left, although the general consensus is that Labour are a left-wing political party.

What are the types of labor? ›

Some of the most common are:
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  • Natural Birth.
  • Scheduled Cesarean.
  • Unplanned Cesarean.
  • Vaginal Birth after C-Section (VBAC)
  • Scheduled Induction.

What is labour law and its importance? ›

The main objective of labour law is to maintain the relationship between employers and employees by defining their rights and duties and regulating their conducts. And it is from this paper whereby such relationship is shown within the Act.

What is concept of labor? ›

Labor is the amount of physical, mental, and social effort used to produce goods and services in an economy. It supplies the expertise, manpower, and service needed to turn raw materials into finished products and services.

What is the characteristics of conservatism Brainly? ›

Answer: The central tenets of conservatism include tradition, organic society, hierarchy, authority, and property rights. Conservatives seek to preserve a range of institutions such as religion, parliamentary government, and property rights, with the aim of emphasizing social stability and continuity.

What's being conservative mean? ›

Conservatives tend to favor institutions and practices that guarantee stability and evolved gradually. Adherents of conservatism often oppose modernism and seek a return to traditional values, though different groups of conservatives may choose different traditional values to preserve.

What is the meaning of conservatism principle in accounting? ›

The conservatism concept is a concept in accounting which refers to the idea that expenses and liabilities should be recognised as soon as possible in a situation where there is uncertainty about the possible outcome and in contrast record assets and revenues only when they are assured to be received.

What is conservatism synonym? ›

temperance. nounself-restraint; abstinence. abnegation. abstemiousness. asceticism.

What do you mean by conservatism highlight the main features of the belief? ›

Conservatism is a political philosophy that stressed the importance of tradition, established institutions and customs and preferred gradual development to quick change.

Why is it important to learn the different political ideologies? ›

Ideologies are important because they shape how we perceive and interact with the world. In politics, they affect the voting choices we make and the policies we support.

What does right wing mean? ›

The term right-wing can generally refer to the section of a political party or system that advocates free enterprise and private ownership, and typically favours socially traditional ideas.


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