Danby is a member of the federal Parliamentary Labor
Labor stands for
Labor believes that all people are created equal in their entitlement
to dignity and respect, and should have an equal chance to achieve
their potential. For Labor, government has a critical role in ensuring
• ensuring equal opportunity
• removing unjustifiable discrimination
• achieving a more equitable distribution of wealth, income
Labor is committed to protecting and supporting those who are disadvantaged,
oppressed or simply struggling to cope.
Labor is committed to a just and tolerant society which fully protects
the rights and freedoms of all Australians, including especially the
fundamental political and civil rights of everyone to freedom of conscience,
expression and association, and to due process of law.
Labor is committed to protecting and advancing the fundamental rights
of working people to join trade unions, and to organise, collectively
bargain and strike.
Labor believes that rights must be accompanied by responsibilities
to behave honestly, humanely and fairly.
Labor is committed to the essential democratic principle that every
person should have the right to a say, directly or indirectly, in
every decision that affects his or her life.
Labor believes that the best chance for the future, for Australia
and all Australians, lies in our working together for the common good.
Labor’s priority objectives
Labor's first priority is to provide security for all Australians.
• job security during our working years
• income security during both working and retirement years
• personal security in the event of serious illness, injury
or other crisis, or in the case of disability
• security and safety in the community living environment
• security of the nation against external threat.
A second Labor priority is to provide opportunity for all Australians:
• to realise fully their individual potential throughout their
• to advance their living standards and quality of life
• to gain access to employment, education, housing, health and
welfare services, information technology, culture and recreation,
and the legal system
• to participate cooperatively in the life of the nation and
the communities within it.
Managing change to ensure security and
Labor has always sought to anticipate and understand the forces of
change at work in the national and international communities - not
to resist that change, but gain the maximum benefit from it while
moderating and smoothing its impact.
Successful governments are those which understand and communicate
the reality of that change, and manage it in a way that both creates
opportunity and provides security.
Labor’s distinctive approach
What makes Labor governments distinctive is the belief in the critical
role of government.
Labor believes that strong and active government leadership, with
an effective and efficient public sector operating in partnership
with a thriving private sector, best manages change to provide security
and opportunity for all Australians.
For more about detailed information about Labor’s values, priority
objectives and distinctive approach, visit What
Labor stands for.
The Australian Labor Party is committed to a review of all policies,
excluding the further sale of Telstra. The Review is already underway
and is being conducted by Labor's Deputy Leader, Jenny Macklin.
For more information about Labor’s policies, visit ALP