/ ˈleɪbr̩ ˈpɑːrti /
Prevedi Labor Party na: nemački
In Australia, a political party based on socialist principles. It was founded 1891 and first held office 1904. It formed governments 1929–31 and 1939–49, but in the intervening periods internal discord provoked splits, and reduced its effectiveness. It returned to power under Gough Whitlam 1972–75, and again under Bob Hawke 1983, who was succeeded as party leader and prime minister by Paul Keating 1991.