Labor has a proud history when it comes to foreign policy – Curtin’s leadership during World War Two and building relations with the United States, Evatt’s role in the establishment of the United Nations, Whitlam’s recognition of China, Hawke’s role in defeating apartheid and Keating’s leadership in forming APEC.
The Committee pays tribute to Labor’s Ministers for Foreign Affairs over this period, Stephen Smith, Kevin Rudd and Bob Carr.
The Committee notes that the vast majority of policy motions received from Party units relate to the Middle East. The Committee recognises the fact that there is no easy solution to this issue. Labor supports the ‘two-state solution’ achieved through a negotiated settlement.
Party Unit and Union Motions (Click to download)