Topic archives: australian labor party

The Greens will claim more inner-city seats eventually, but not yet

March 20, 2018 65

After a spanking at the Batman byelection, the Greens need to figure out how to stop losing viable inner-city seats before it's too late.

Razer: Labor thinks it can woo voters by emulating Obama. Seriously.

December 12, 2017 9

The ALP, once ruthlessly efficient, is now just plain old ruthless. And a bit of Obama-style political coaching isn't going to change that.

How domestic violence leave became Labor party policy

December 5, 2017 6

Bill Shorten has pledged to introduce ten days of domestic violence leave available to workers should Labor come into power, doubling the party's previous offer.

Rudd’s economic legacy, 10 years on

November 24, 2017 19

A decade ago, Kevin Rudd's Labor government pulled off a marvel that made Australia one of the most impressive economies in history.

The Shorten Manifesto: what does the alternative PM actually want for Australia?

November 22, 2017 13

You'd be forgiven for liking Bill Shorten solely for his stirring oratory abilities, but with the Coalition springing leaks, it's worth reminding yourself what Labor actually stands for. Lisa Divissi reports.

Shorten is not the first Labor leader under whose bed the Liberals have found reds

August 25, 2017 11

Remember the infamous "Estonian lady" linking Gough Whitlam to the evils of communism?

An honest, heartwarming letter from your local Labor MP

July 24, 2017 14

The most pressing issues facing the world are rising inequality, climate change and lack of opportunity. That's why we at Labor have decided to campaign for four-year fixed terms of Parliament.

Rundle: you want a federal ICAC? Here’s how.

June 29, 2017 22

This is one of the tightest and most anti-democratic parliamentary systems on the planet. It's time to fix it.

Matthewson: no, Bill Shorten does not really want a federal ICAC

May 23, 2017 6

Bill Shorten seems to be making noises about a federal ICAC. But it's all sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Labor ‘wannabe’ keeps getting it wrong

March 29, 2017

On Jo-Ann Miller Andrew Vickers, National Secretary of CFMEU Mining and Energy Division, writes:  Re. “QLD Labor’s factional players spar with Jo-Ann Miller” (Tuesday) First let me say that I generally enjoy reading Crikey, but I continue to be dismayed at the publication of albeit irregular articles from correspondent “Ben Chiefly”, an obviously biased ALP wannabe who […]