Labor Associations and Equity Groups

There are a number of Labor Associations and Party Equity Groups you can be part of as a member the ALP. Labor Associations are forums for members to undertake policy research, discussion and debate, targeted campaigning and community engagement. The ALP also promotes equity and seeks to further equity programs and outcomes, including resources, access and structure, through Equity Groups formed by ALP members.

On this page you can learn more about these groups and associations, get in touch, or join up.

Join a Labor Association or Equity Group

Labor Associations

Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN)

LEAN is a broad based group of ALP members who are committed to protecting and enhancing the environment. Here is their Facebook page.

Business with Labor (BwL)

COMMERCIAL outcomes with a SOCIAL conscience. Business with Labor (BwL) works to influence the community and the private sector so that the ALP is recognised as the party with the strongest economic vision to deliver growth and opportunity for all. BwL's goal is to become a trusted source of advice on business and economic policy within the ALP and to assist where needed on policy stakeholder consultation and development.

The association membership represents a diverse group of professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs and executives across many sectors. Our views are progressive and we represent a critical voice within Labor’s membership base.

Labor Teachers

Labor Teachers is a group of teachers, student-teachers and education professionals who aim to assist the ALP in implementing progressive education policy. Here is their Facebook page.

Australia Israel Labor Dialogue

AILD Queensland's objectives include promoting and fostering dialogue and fraternal links between the Australian and Israeli Labor Parties.

Labor Friends of Palestine

The core objectives of Labor Friends of Palestine - Queensland are:

  1. To promote an Australian Foreign policy that is balanced and in the interests of both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples,
  2. To advocate for a just solution to Israel /Palestine within the ALP and broader Labour movement based on the values of adherence to human rights, humanitarian law, United Nations resolutions and international laws,
  3. To raise awareness, recruit new members, keep people informed and, to work with like-minded peace and human rights advocates.

Labor for the Future

Labor for the Future is an association of the Australian Labor Party (Queensland Branch) which aims to provide a forum for members to explore and support the proactive development of future focused policy responding to the challenges and opportunities of science, technology, arts and society.

Labor for the Future provides forums to members for the:

  1. Advancement of debate across the ALP around the intersection of developments in science, technology, arts and society, and future-focused policy and legislation
  2. Advocacy for a future-focused policy platform for the ALP Queensland Branch
    c. Discussion of future-focused policy ideas, opportunities and challenges
    d. Development of an active network of ALP members with an interest in advancement of science, technology, arts and society

Regional Labor

Regional Labor is an association of the Queensland ALP that seeks to ensure that those who live outside SouthEast Queensland have equal access to good employment and access to affordable healthcare and other services. Regional Labor develops policies that embrace the issues which impact on people living in rural and regional Queensland.

Regional Labor develops policies that embrace the issues which impact on people living in rural and regional Queensland. We want to ensure the Australian Labor Party (ALP) is recognised as the political party that can most effectively represent regional and rural communities in Queensland and Australia.

Equity Groups

Rainbow Labor (Queensland)

Rainbow Labor Queensland is the Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning Reference Committee of the Australian Labor Party (Queensland Branch). Rainbow Labor was formed in 2002 to advocate for and represent within the Australian Labor Party, the interests of LGBTIQ communities.

Rainbow Labor Queensland adheres to the Labor principles of fairness, justice and respect by working to end all forms of discrimination against members of the LGBTIQ community, wherever they live in Queensland.

Q​ueensland Young Labor

Queensland Young Labor is the representative body for all Queensland Labor Members between the ages of 15 and 25. We organise events to keep young members engaged and active in the party process. We represent more than 400 members across Queensland, and fight to make sure the party and its policies are working for young people.

Our members are the backbone of Labor campaigns, doing calls, doorknocks and street stalling daily during local state and federal campaigns to make sure Labor governments get elected. Our events mostly focus on getting young people involved in the party and creating policy relevant to young people and our young members to make sure Labor is working for Queenslanders of all ages. Join today to make a difference!

Queensland Indigenous Labor Network (QILN)

Queensland Indigenous Labor Network (QILN) is dedicated to connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members and supporters of the Australian Labor Party - Queensland Branch, with each other, and with other party units and organisations. QILN is dedicated to developing and advocating for policy platforms within the Australian Labor Party which will have an impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. QILN is dedicated to promoting greater engagement with affiliated trade unions, party units, elected representatives and the broader community, particularly on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Labor Enabled

Labor Enabled was established to increase the participation in the political process of people with a lived experience of disability and/or mental illness. The opportunity to be involved in political life is at the heart of what it means to live in a democratic society. But there are many barriers that prevent people with a disability from getting involved in politics - Labor Enabled works to break them down. 

It is vital that disabled people, those with mental illness and carers have a meaningful voice in policy development and adoption. Our monthly meetings are focused on the lived experience of our members and how those experiences can inform policy change in health, housing, transport, employment and many other areas. Please join us. Our motto is simple - advocate, include and empower.

Labor Women's Network

The Queensland Labor Women's Network aims to get women involved in our party, encourage them to get active, and provide support to help them get the job done. With a state government led by women and nearly 50% representation in state parliament, we are seeing the effects of affirmative action. We are stronger together, and the QLWN prioritises working with women across our state to better support and mentor our members, so that we can drive policy changes to benefit all women. We are always keen to hear from members about what we can do to better support and encourage women in our party so you can get in touch via our facebook page or email