The Bracks-Faulkner-Carr post-election review into the current state of the Labor Party will recommend radical revamps to the party's rapidly congealing internal structure, including multiple direct election proposals to belatedly re-energise the grassroots.
If you follow the political news then you probably have come across discussion of poll results that are within or beyond the "margin of error". What is it? Lecturer, political analyst and blogger David Mallard explains.
The latest Newspoll has the two-party vote at 50-50, after an anomalous 52-48 in Labor’s favour a fortnight ago. The Labor lead from a fortnight ago may have proved ephemeral, but the improvement in Julia Gillard’s personal ratings has mostly stuck, reports William Bowe.
The outsider-looking-in article makes for great reading and this Financial Times article dissing Australia's farcical Question Time, the factional warlords running the two parties and this year's riotous prime ministerial spill is a beauty.
Despite policy costings that didn't add up and crass "stop the boats" slogans, the Tony Abbott-led Coalition came very close to winning the federal election. writes Ben Eltham examines the year that was for the man that was nearly PM.
The fact that Julia Gillard managed to knock off her old deputy, negotiate power after a hung parliament and still remain popular in her party is testament to her fighting skills this year, declares Malcolm Farr
The latest Nielsen poll sees a lean to the Coalition in the two-party preferred vote of 51-49 and Labor trailing in the primary vote, but Julia Gillard's personal ratings remain higher at 54%, reports William Bowe.