The Labor Party ACT branch has attracted 200 new members since the polls disaster 7 months ago, according to the Canberra Times.
This comes amidst ongoing debate over the requirement to be a Union member in order to join the party.
Unions ACT secretary, Kim Sattler, has understandably been critical of the talks, keen to keep Union membership as a requirement.
I must admit I was surprised when this was raised by Mr Shorten for discussion recently in a bid to increase ALP membership Nationally. Not being a member of a party, I wasn’t aware of the rule.
What’s your take on it? Do you think it’s time for Labor to do away with the rule on Union membership, or do they need to stick to their union roots?