About Us

Within both Electorates we have a number of Branches comprising a very diverse membership who are passionate about making our nation more socially and economically just and environmentally sustainable.

Our members are not only active in the union movement but also in our community, with many regularly volunteering for local services, organisations and events.

The Wannon Electorate Membership is also well known for its strong advocacy for a more democratic and inclusive Party, with many of our members active participants in grassroots movements.

Our Mission

“To endeavour, by unity of purpose and action, to secure the Party’s objectives by assisting in the return, to Federal and State Parliament’s and Local Government, of candidates pledged to the platform and policies adopted from time to time by the duly constituted National and State Conferences of the Australian Labor Party”.

Our Vision

“To be an active and energetic local ALP branch that encourages member participation, fosters a diversity of opinions and views, contributes to the formation and implementation of Labor Party policy and rules, and is vocal within the community”.

Our Values

All of the branches in each Electorate strongly believes in and promotes the following political and social values:

  • democratic socialism – the Branch strongly supports the democratic socialisation of industry, production, distribution and exchange, to the extent necessary to eliminate exploitation and other anti social features in these fields.
  • economic justice – the Branch believes that economic policy must promote the well being of the community.
  • equality – the Branch supports the concept of social and political equality.
  • equity – the Branch encourages member participation from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures.
  • social co-operation – the Branch seeks to work with others in the labour movement and the local community to promote our democratic socialist values.
  • environmental sustainability – the Branch encourages and promotes awareness of environmental sustainability in relation to all decision making on social and economic development matters.
  • intergenerational responsibility – the Branch believes that government decision making should encompass long term planning to ensure real social and economic benefit for future generations.

Branch Governance

In both the Wannon and South –West Coast Electorates the Membership is a democratic local branch of the Australian Labor Party with decision-making vested in regularly constituted general meetings of its members. Our member meetings are responsible for the election of our Executive, other office-bearers and various delegates, as well as the adoption of resolutions on policy and other matters.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

The Wannon Electorate Branch Membership acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which we live.