National Policy Forum

Labor’s National Policy Forum facilitates policy development and debate between the Federal Labor Caucus, ALP branch members and our affiliated trade unions.

The National Policy Forum is also responsible for preparing the draft ALP National Platform, which is debated and adopted by our triennial National Conference.

The National Policy Forum’s membership includes:

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ALP National Platform 

Labor’s National Conference is Australia’s largest political conference and one of the most significant events on the political calendar.

The 48th ALP National Conference will be held from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 December, 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

National Conference will shape the policies Labor takes to the next election – policies that will put Australian jobs first, protect penalty rates and fight for Medicare and better schools.

In the lead up the National Conference, the National Policy Forum will be preparing Labor’s National Platform. A consultation draft has been released and can be found here.

Submissions to the National Policy Forum are now closed.