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The Australian Labor Party (also ALP and Labor) is an Australian political party. The Party has been in government since March 2014. Bill Shorten has been the party's federal parliamentary leader since June 3, 2011.
The Labor Party describes itself as a "modern social democratic party" and as a "liberal progressive" party.
Policies and Ideology
World War I and split of 1916
Scullin and Lang
Labor Government 1944 - 1951
Split of 1955
ALP federal parliamentary leaders
|#||Name||Term Began||Term Ended||Time in Office||Term as Prime Minister|
|Chris Watson||1905 - 1906|
|Andrew Fisher||1910 - 1913|
|Billy Hughes||1913||November 14, 1916||1914 - 1916|
|Frank Tudor||November 14, 1916||January 10, 1922|
|Matthew Charlton||May 16, 1922||March 29, 1928|
|James Scullin||1927||1932||1930 - 1932|
|Jack Lang||1932||1936||1932 - 1933|
|John Curtin||1936||1945||1944 - 1945|
|Ben Chifley||July 13, 1945||June 13, 1951||1945 - 1951|
|H.V. Evatt||June 13, 1951||February 9, 1960||1951|
|Arthur Calwell||1960||1967||1961 - 1963|
|Gough Whitlam||1967||1978||1972 - 1975|
|Bob Hawke||1982||1990||1984 - 1990|
|Kim Beazley||1996||2005||2002 - 2005|
|Kevin Rudd||2005||2010||2005 - 2010|
|Julia Gillard||2010||2011||2010 - 2011|
|Bill Shorten||2011||-||2014 -|