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Labor's Dastyari: Memes will win or lose us next election

Labor Senator Sam Dastyari fronts the media in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Senator Dastyari faced questions about a $1670 bill paid by a company with links to the Chinese Government. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING
Labor Senator Sam Dastyari fronts the media in Sydney, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Senator Dastyari faced questions about a $1670 bill paid by a company with links to the Chinese Government. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING DEAN LEWINS-AAP

VOTERS are worried about jobs, schools, hospitals and electricity bills - but the NSW Labor Party is convinced "elections can be won or lost on memes".

A talkfest called "the importance of political memes" will be held at the end of the month at the ALP's state conference and hosted by ­notable social media aficionado Senator Sam Dastyari.

A recent meme from the Labor Left faction. Source: Facebook
A recent meme from the Labor Left faction. Source: Facebook

Memes are comedic images that are rapidly spread online. The ALP session comes off the back of a recent ACTU conference for union members last month, where a workshop was held on the creation of memes.

The description for the union-run event read: "When your spiciest memes aren't cutting the mustard, how do you break out of your digital rut?"

Senator Dastyari's presentation will also feature a Labor digital media adviser and an AMWU communications officer.

Labor’s take on Malcolm Turnbull’s poll woes. Picture: Facebook
Labor’s take on Malcolm Turnbull’s poll woes. Picture: Facebook

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