Archives for March 2016

2016 NSW State Conference

DLP members in NSW are advised that the 2016 NSW State Conference will take place on Saturday, 2 April at Seton Hall, corner of Swain St & Heathcote Rd, Moorebank.

Credentialing will begin at 9am and the Conference will commence at 10am.

Please note that the deadline for registering your attendance and providing notice of motions is 5pm Thursday 31 March 2016.

For further information, please visit


Media Release – DLP Vindicated with AEC Registration

DLP Media Release – AEC reregistration 11 March 2016 (PDF version)

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Scully branch established

The 3rd of 12 Victorian local branches was established on Thursday 3rd March. The 118 members of the Hotham, Goldstein and Melbourne Ports federal electorates are now members of the Scully branch. The members chose the name in honour of the last surviving parliamentarian from the 1955 split, Frank Scully, who passed away last year.

Congratulations to the Scully branch office bearers:

President Vince Stefano, Secretary Michael Toby and Assistant Secretary / Treasurer Elena Perrotta.

The next branch to be formed will be branch 8 covering the electorates of Gorton, Maribyrnong, Lalor and Gellibrand. The meeting will be held on March 31st and all of the 107 members in those electorates will be notified of the venue shortly.

It’s intended that another 4 branches will be formed in April bringing the total number of established Victorian local branches to 8 out of 12. With any luck all 12 branches will be formed before the date of the State Conference in June.

Senator Joe Bullock – A Truly Great Man

Joe BullockThe Democratic Labour Party has always acknowledged honesty, integrity and courage wherever it is found.

In forcing their members, whether parliamentary or ordinary, to accept same sex marriage and denying them the most fundamental right of conscience, the ALP has chosen a path that is designed to drive every ethical member out of their party.

Australia has few men and women in public office who are prepared to stand up for the principles held so dear by the overwhelming majority of Australians; those without a voice in the modern Parliament. It’s for this reason the loss of Senator Bullock should be mourned by all right thinking and ethical people.

It’s the highest accolade the DLP can offer to say that we would be proud to have a fellow Labour man like Joe Bullock in our ranks.

The DLP Federal Executive wishes Senator Bullock and his family all the best for the future.

Steve Campbell
Federal Secretary


Click to view Senator Joe Bullock’s Valedictory Speech

DLP regains federal registration

We are extremely pleased that the Australian Electoral Commission has set aside its original decision and has re-registered the DLP.

The official details are yet to be received from the AEC but they will be posted as soon as they arrive.