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Follow Crikey’s latest coverage of the Labor Party. Crikey’s Labor Party coverage includes independent news, blogs and commentary.


Voters turn out to vote for Gough — but Labor won’t be so lucky next time

The death of Gough Whitlam reminded NSW voters of the glory days of the Labor Party and secured two NSW state seats for Labor. But will misty-eyed nostalgia carry over to next year’s state election?

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‘Suck it up, comrades’: young Whitlam would have been a Green today

Sorry Labor, the Greens are the modern-day heirs to Gough Whitlam’s legacy, writes NSW Greens convenor Hall Greenland.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: pssst, Labor, even racists are on Facebook

Labor used to “get” the internet more than the Coalition did. But now its social media presence is full of nice feels, while in parliament it votes for bombings and mass imprisonment.

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‘Labor’s own Crikey‘ starts its subscription drive

Labor’s own Crikey has started asking Labor Party donors to sign up.

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Poll Bludger: Palmer riding high as Abbott continues to dive

Latest polls show Labor well ahead while growing support emerges for Palmer United.

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Stafford byelection could be a preview of Newman’s undoing

Byelections are rarely happy occasions for governments, but the electoral test that faces Campbell Newman on Saturday is a gloomier prospect than most.

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Labor’s lead stretches to 53-47 as budget gloom lingers

It looked for a while like the Coalition’s numbers were going to turn around, but this week’s BludgerTrack shows Labor still ahead.

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‘A complete fucking shambles’: Bramston dishes dirt on Rudd’s campaign

Troy Bramston has written a book giving an inside look at the problem with Kevin Rudd, why the Labor Party hit the skids and Julia Gillard’s coup.

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Essential: Labor leader’s odds Shorten as Abbott falls further behind

Women have warmed to Labor’s Bill Shorten, a new Essential poll shows, as the Coalition continues its post-budget slump. And Australians don’t like drones.

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Country for old men? A parliamentary snapshot

Which political party is full of spring chickens, and which is moving gracefully into later years? Are our senators older or younger than our lower house MPs? Crikey intern Jake Stevens takes a look at the demographics of our august chambers.

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Labor lacks passion, but Liberals are liars

Crikey readers talk the budget, what the Labor Party stands for, and the problem with increasing the GST.

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Can we talk our way into reducing emissions?

Crikey readers talk corruption, changing our habits to fight climate change, and what can be done about the Labor Party.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: Crikey, the ALP is out of ideas

By focusing so much on the medium, the ALP has proved itself to be completely devoid of message. A “Crikey“-style newsletter won’t make much difference.

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Caro’s Flotsam and Jetsam: screw you all edition

Let’s tackle the real bludgers in our society — pensioners, young people trying to get an education and asylum seekers. Screw ‘em!

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Put climate change on Neighbours

Crikey readers talk the difficulty of selling climate change and why we need to lay off the Labor Party.

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Why the union movement should divorce the ALP

The two organisations have had a long history, but the past few years of politics shows their union is no longer viable.

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WA Senate vote: minor parties eye preference deals — again

The minor parties will again play a key roll in the recall election in Western Australia. The wheeling and dealing could have a big impact on who ends up in the Senate come July.

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Rundle: the education puppet show, with Labor scared in the wings

Christopher Pyne wants to weed out “bias” from Australian classrooms. And Labor doesn’t really seem to care. In Tasmania, it seems set for self-destruction.

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Mark Latham on Labor’s warlords: the reform that’s really needed

The factional warlords still run the Labor Party, despite Kevin Rudd’s leadership reforms. In a new book, Labor’s former leader argues the case for breaking factional power in the party.

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Steve Gibbons on ‘filthy’ Rudd, the gallery and vintage cars

In the first of Crikey’s exit interviews of departing MPs, former Labor member for Bendigo Steve Gibbons lets fly with a frank assessment of his 13 years in office — and the people he worked with.

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The landslide that wasn’t: how Labor kept its Sydney heartland

The polls pointed to a landslide to the Liberals in Sydney, but Labor managed to retain its base. How did they do it, and how did the polls get it so wrong? Crikey intern Angelo Risso reports.

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Labor’s love of pressers

A couple of clarifications, plus what is in Labor DNA?

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Four days in, and Labor is already at odds

That didn’t take long. Two Labor MPs want to let Tony Abbott scrap the carbon price, Stephen Conroy calls leadership reforms a joke, and those who voted Liberal get a boost of confidence.

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Cut and run from Brisbane while calling out Abbott

Kevin Rudd fired up at the Labor Party launch and on last night’s Q&A. But it’s too late now. The Labor machine is broken, Crikey’s writer-at-large comments from Brisbane.

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Labor launch: feeling the wounds in the upper room

Crikey’s writer-at-large, in undies made of ice bags, is at Labor’s low-rent campaign launch. Labor has lost the will to win, and our correspondents are close to losing their will to live.

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