Labor factions Anthony Albanese
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Well Labor may be rolling over in parliament about raising Newstart -- it would fail in the House in any case, but even so -- but the struggle continues. The factional struggle that is.

With the shock loss by a leader whose only memorable campaign image was of him jogging in a "Chloe Shorten's husband" t-shirt, the rather bizarre factional alliances that were holding the thing together are coming apart. No great surprise. All that held them together was the prospect of success and a share of the spoils. Now there’s a realignment on.