Australian Labor Party

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The Australian Labor Party is the key liberal political party in Australia. Its current leader is Julia Gillard, Australia's current Prime Minister.

Socialist Forum

One of the key documents of the Socialist Forum is the 1985 "Pine Gap - Planning a Strategy", drafted by Philip Hind, who recommends a long-term policy of abrogating the ANZUS Treaty, removing Pine Gap and eventually closing all US bases. Mr Hind visited the former Soviet Union and came back praising the reforms of president Mikhail Gorbachev. He recommended stronger ties with the USSR, including making Melbourne a sister city of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).[1]