Sydney meeting hears calls for party to be more proactive on Uluru Statement from the Heart and economic policy

Labor’s left faction is beginning to raise its voice about the plight of children on Nauru – concerns have been raised at a meeting of factional convenors and union bosses, and there has been a public expression of unease from the member for Batman, Ged Kearney.

With Bill Shorten set to move his troops on to an election footing on Sunday with a second headland speech in Sydney’s west, a meeting of left powerbrokers on Saturday heard concerns about the condition of children on Nauru, and also continuing anger about the party’s support for the trans-Pacific partnership trade pact.

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