Financial members have voting rights at DLP meetings and can be nominated for executive positions, delegacy and candidacy.
No. While the DLP is constitutionally pro-life, the DLP also has a deeply committed interest in manufacturing, primary industry, industrial relations, foreign affairs, energy resources and much, much more.
No. The DLP is open to people of any faith tradition or none; anyone who agrees with our Constitution can join. The labelling of the DLP as a ‘Catholic’ party was a move by the communist-left to draw sectarian lines against the Party. Many DLP parliamentarians, office bearers and members past and present would never have held their positions if the DLP was by definition a ‘Catholic party’.
Yes, the Young Democratic Labor Association (YDLA). There are currently YDLA groups in Victoria and NSW, with more states soon to join in. If you’re interested in joining or knowing more about the YDLA, please email to email@example.com or visit the YDLA website here.
Of course! There are always many things that volunteers can do, especially at election time, but also throughout the year. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, click <here>.
The Democratic Labor Party formally began in 1955. A number of Australian Labor Party parliamentarians, trade unionists and members were expelled for being anti-communist. They founded the ALP (Anti-Communist), which became the Australian Democratic Labor Party, which today is the Democratic Labor Party of Australia.
The DLP currently has branches in Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT.