Australian Labor Party

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The Australian Labor Party is a centre-left political party in Australia.

The ALP is Australia's oldest political party. It is a social democratic party that is formally linked to the trade union movement.

The ALP was in opposition at the federal level from 1996 to November 2007, when it defeated the Liberal-National Party Coalition to form a government. At the state and territory level Labor has been in opposition in all six states and both mainland territories since 2012.