Statement Regarding Tasmanian Labor


National Executive oversight of the Tasmanian Branch of the ALP

The National Executive of the Australian Labor Party met today and resolved to establish National Executive oversight of the Tasmanian Branch of the ALP.

Former Senators Doug Cameron and Nick Sherry have been appointed as Administrators of the Branch. They will be responsible for the governance and administration of the Branch.

Doug and Nick are respected universally across the labour movement, and bring significant campaign, governance and organisational experience to the task of rebuilding.

For the period of the intervention, the operations of the State Conference and the current Administrative Committee are suspended.

To replace State Conference during the intervention, an annual Tasmanian Policy Forum will be convened to ensure that Branch members, affiliated trade unions and state and federal parliamentary members can contribute to policy discussion and campaign development.

Tasmanian Labor needs a circuit-breaker to rebuild. This intervention is about improving the culture of the Branch, reinstating trust, respect, transparency and a Party-first approach to internal decision-making.

Today’s decision is supported by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Tasmanian Labor Leader Rebecca White MP, and has the unanimous support of the Tasmanian State Parliamentary Labor Party and Tasmanian members of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party.

I look forward to working with the Administrators, Tasmanian ALP Secretary Stuart Benson, and the Labor Party’s members and affiliates to ensure that Labor wins the confidence of Tasmanians at the next federal and state elections.

Friday, 29 July 2022