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THE GREENING OF LABOR
FROM WITHIN: HOW THE
LABOR ENVIRONMENT
ACTION NETWORK IS
TAKING OVER THE ALP

The Labor Environment Action Network (LEAN) is an internal
pressure group within Labor. Its logo is green, its members wear
green t-shirts and its agenda is for the ALP to abandon its current
policy positions and adopt Greens policies on a range of issues.

1. Labor infiltrated from the                            She sought preselection in order to “force
inside by Green activists                                       change from the inside” of the ALP. At the
                                                                time of joining the ALP she was employed as
 One of LEAN’s co-founders is Senator                          NSW campaigns manager for the Wilderness
        Jenny McAllister, a former national president           Society, Bob Brown’s pet lobby group. 2
        of the ALP:
                                                         Wade admitted that she only joined the
 The co-convenor of LEAN is Felicity Wade,                     ALP because they actually have a chance
        a former member of the Greens who joined                of governing. 3
        Labor in 2013 in order to seek preselection in
        the seat of Newtown. 1                           In her view, Labor’s future lies in becoming an
                                                                increasingly environmentalist party:

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