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Labor Party

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) one of the chief political parties of Australia, generally supporting the interests of organized labour
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Noun1.labor party - a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
Australian Labor Party - the oldest political party in Australia, founded in 1891; the party is moderately liberal
British Labour Party, Labour Party, Labour, Labor - a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
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