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Poll Bludger: Labor’s party reform a gift to Newman

Labor’s Queensland branch has become the latest to reform its procedure for choosing party leaders, after last week’s state conference ratified a move to grant a share of the vote to the party membership.

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The ghost of Kevin lingers, but Swan regrets nothing

Freed from the confines of being in the government frontbench, Wayne Swan is ready to let loose on Kevin Rudd and what’s wrong with the economy.

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‘Political feminists’ and compulsory voting on Mark Latham’s hit list

There is no policy oomph from feminist dogma,” Mark Latham told the audience at his book launch last night, saying that political feminism was out of touch with mainstream Australian concerns.

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A truly democratic Labor Party

Crikey readers talk the future of the Labor Party, whether our government acts in our national interest, and a Greens v Fairfax spat.

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It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

The Labor Party is under attack from both sides, writes La Trobe University professorial fellow Dennis Altman at Inside Story. Voters trust the Liberals more to manage the economy; progressives are increasingly turning to the Greens.

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‘The day democracy died’: how SA killed micro-party dissent

South Australia’s new legislation significantly raises the barrier for entry for minor parties. Liam Mannix reports at InDaily that this year’s election will have a lot fewer candidates as a result.

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Can the mayor of Prospect save Jay Weatherill in SA?

Jay Weatherill looks on the way out as South Australia’s Premier. InDaily journalist Liam Mannix talks to the man who just might be able to turn things around.

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Dear Labor, please continue to treat us with contempt

In an open letter to the Australian Labor Party, Guy Rundle insists that the party prove it has learnt nothing and hurry its own demise by preselecting factional warlord David Feeney for the safe Melbourne seat of Batman.

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Senate race: polling shows challenge to Greens power

Even on current polling Labor could retain some control of the Senate with the help of the Greens in the balance of power position, exclusive new polling from Essential Research reveals.

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Media briefs: Labor class of ’04 … inside: ads … Nine News crash …

In today’s Media Briefs: Newsroom unrest on Newsroom ads? … Labor’s class of ’94 remembered in print … Front Page of the Day … The Department of Corrections … Nine News crew in Sydney pile-up … MasterChef Melbourne-bound …

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The new, tough, unprincipled, Labor Party

What was once the party of compassion and humanity has abandoned its principles and now boasts that anything you can do we can do tougher.

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NT Labor is embarrased by Labor

It is not just a Labor Prime Minister they are keeping out of sight in the Northern Territory.

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Syria’s story is about ordinary Syrian people

Crikey readers have their say.

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The trouble with Labor

Crikey readers have their say.

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The Greens versus Labor

The Greens and Labor: Peter Christoff writes: Re. “Why the Labor Right is off-beam on the Greens” (July 9, item 1). OK, so now let’s have look through the other end of the telescope. For quite some time now there have also been Greens who have wanted to distance themselves from the ALP — to show real […]

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Are the Labor natives getting restless?

There is a price to be paid by political leaders when they reserve for themselves the power of patronage …

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Labor v the Greens

Crikey readers have their say.

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Treating voters as manipulable by spin

Crikey readers have their say.

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Reform and the ALP

Crikey readers have their say.

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Ensuring adequate pay for politicians

Crikey readers have their say.

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Sock puppets are not real people

Crikey readers have their say.

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Small business and the light on the hill

Crikey reads have their say.

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Why the Labor brand is damaged

Crikey readers have their say.

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Politics the art of the possible

Crikey readers have their say.

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Labor’s new look

The kind, caring and compassionate Labor Party has a new look.

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