William BoweApr 13, 20166 Comments
There are constitutional questions about whether Pat Dodson can be appointed as a Labor senator, given the WA Parliament is adjourned. And that could leave Labor one short.
Bernard KeaneApr 4, 20164 Comments
State governments in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia all lead their oppositions in the latest state polling figures from Essential Report.
William BoweApr 1, 20165 Comments
Yes, there have been a lot of high-profile retirements from WA Labor recently. But the Liberals have significant cause for worry in the west.
William BoweMar 16, 20161 Comment
Former defence minister Stephen Smith tried to execute a very surprising, very brief coup to gain the leadership of WA Labor. He failed.
William BoweMar 14, 20164 Comments
The former defence minister hopes to bolster the ALP's standing in WA.
William BoweMar 7, 20165 Comments
The Poll Bludger explains why four MPs have departed from Western Australia in as many weeks -- and the factional battle to replace them.
William BoweFeb 16, 20162 Comments
The WA Labor Party thought it had its preselections sewn up, but the retirement of Melissa Parke and Alannah MacTiernan have thrown a considerable spanner in the works.
Myriam RobinJan 13, 20167 Comments
Most voters seem pretty content with their current state leaders, according to Essential.
William BoweJan 12, 20161 Comment
Labor has opened up a convincing lead in Western Australia's polling.
William BoweNov 6, 20156 Comments
The factional landscape inside Labor’s WA branch has been disturbed in recent years, and things are now coming to a head.