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:

For more information about the National Policy Forum, get in touch at

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 December 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 April 2018, the National Policy Forum released a Consultation Draft of the 2018 Platform which can be found here. The Final Draft of the National Platform is now being prepared and will be released to National Conference Delegates in November 2018.