Labor can start rebuilding: Green

Opposition leader Bryan Green today told party faithful Labor had suffered ``a very nasty flogging'' at the March state election, and it needed to regain the trust of Tasmanians and restore pride in the party.

Opposition leader Bryan Green today told party faithful Labor had suffered ``a very nasty flogging'' at the March state election, and it needed to regain the trust of Tasmanians and restore pride in the party.

OPPOSITION Leader Bryan Green says with the state party's platform abolished and a ban imposed on including non-ALP politicians in future Labor-led cabinets, the party can start rebuilding.

Mr Green today told party faithful Labor had suffered ``a very nasty flogging'' at the March state election, and it needed to regain the trust of Tasmanians and restore pride in the party.

Mr Green said the party could now look to rewriting its policies and reconnecting with voters.

He took aim at the Liberal Government's anti-protest laws and its plans to implement a one-year wage freeze on public servants, saying the measures attacked traditional Labor values.

Other Labor ministers, unionists and rank and file members later joined him in condemning the measures.

Delegates at the ALP state conference in Launceston also heard from Mitchell Leedham, of Ulverstone, who voiced his concerns about the future of the National Disability Service.

Mr Leedham, who lives with a rare genetic disorder and several other health issues, told delegates he was worried state and federal governments would move to scale-back or abandon the service.

He was joined on stage by his mother Lyn, with the two receiving three standing ovations.

The two-day conference concluded this afternoon.

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