Our party formally began in 1955 when 51 parliamentarians across Australia put their careers on the line to fight against the infiltration of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and trade unions by the extreme left. However, our origins are in the original and authentic labour movement prior to this date. We count the members of the ALP prior to 1955, including Prime Minister Ben Chifley, as part of our party’s history.
The ALP has long since lost its way. The socialist left of the party has come to dominate it and are preoccupied with pursuing radical social agendas, pandering to minority groups, extreme green ideology and “woke” obsessions such as gender.
Today, the Democratic Labour Party (Labour DLP) is the only political party in Australia that still upholds traditional labour principles, a real labour party for workers affirming the value and inalienable dignity of human life and committed to preserving, protecting and building on the family.
We believe in a government that will promote social and economic justice, a fair and decent society for families and a sense of national direction that will help to make Australia prosperous, self-reliant and secure.