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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Who was recently elected as the leader and deputy leader of the Australian Labor Party?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Australian Labor Party (ALP) is Australia's oldest political party. It is a social democratic party which is formally linked to the trade union movement. At the national level Labor has been in opposition since 1996, after having been in government from 1983 to 1996. At the state and territory level, since the 2002 SA election Labor has been in government in all six states and both mainland territories - the first time Labor has achieved this. The party's current federal parliamentary leader is Kevin Rudd, and its National President for 2006 is Warren Mundine.

    While it is standard practice in Australian English to spell the word labour with a "u", the ALP uses the American spelling. At the time of the party's formation, it was thought that Australia would likely soon adopt American spellings, so such a spelling was seen as progressive and forward-thinking.

    Kevin Michael Rudd (born 21 September 1957), Australian politician, is the leader of the federal Australian Labor Party, and Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. He has been a member of the Australian House of Representatives since 1998, representing the Division of Griffith, Queensland.

    Julia Eileen Gillard (born 29 September 1961) is the current deputy leader of the federal Australian Labor Party (ALP), and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Australian Parliament. She has been an ALP member of the Australian House of Representatives since October 1998, representing the Division of Lalor, Victoria. She has been Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations since December 2006, and became Deputy Leader on December 4, 2006.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Kevin Rudd is leader

    Julia Gillard is deputy or what ever they call it.

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  • Ted T
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    1 decade ago

    Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.

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