Country Labor

Country Labor

Who we are

Country Labor forms the voice of regional Victoria within the Victorian Branch of the ALP. Members of the ALP from rural and regional electorates are automatically members of Country Labor.

Country Labor holds three Regional Forums each year to listen to the needs of rural and regional Victorians and promote ALP policies in rural and regional areas.

Country Labor Executive

Country Labor Executive (CLX) is an elected group of 20 ALP members from rural & regional Victoria.   CLX originally grew out of a Policy Committee – Rural and Regional Affairs Policy Committee. In 1998, the committee changed its name to Country Labor Executive and the new CLX played an important role in advocating ALP policy across rural and regional Victoria in the lead up to the 1999 election.

The Country Labor Executive organises a Regional Forum in Eastern, Northern and Western Victoria Regions each year in conjunction with local Branches and sometimes Policy Committees.

Part of the executive’s role is to undertake policy development work on issues that affect rural and regional Victorians, such as:

  • agriculture
  • service delivery
  • the environment
  • local government
  • regional development
  • transport

The Country Labor Executive strives to ensure that the voice of rural and regional Victoria remains a strong one within the ALP. 

For further information on Country Labor, email Marg Lewis.