Topic archives: Bill Shorten

Rundle: Shorten shows his disregard for Batman by cosying up to coal

February 20, 2018 5

If Bill Shorten didn't want to hand ammunition to Labor's foes in the Batman byelection, he had a funny way of showing it in Townsville this week.

Crikey Worm: Joyce accused of harassment

February 13, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. Things get worse for the Deputy PM as the tabloids dish up allegations of sexual misconduct. Plus, Bill Shorten has promised to introduce an Indigenous voice advisory body to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Melbourne Lord Mayor resigns following harassment claims

February 5, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The embattled Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has quit. Plus, finally, some good news for the PM in the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: ASIO returns to Aunty

February 2, 2018

Good morning, early birds. ASIO returns to the ABC to take possession of the cabinet files. Plus, Labor MP David Feeney's resignation creates factional friction for Bill Shorten. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: ASIO raids the ABC over leaked cabinet docs

February 1, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister will deliver a very business-friendly speech today in what sounds an awful lot like a campaign speech. Plus, ASIO raids the ABC. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Shorten wage growth strategy is smarter, more traditional than it looks

January 31, 2018 5

Labor has thrown down the gauntlet to employers, in effect saying if they want to return to centralised wage-fixing then that can be used to lift wages.

Crikey Worm: Shorten makes big promises on wage growth

January 31, 2018

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has announced a back-to-basics campaign aimed at low-wage earners while representatives of various industries have condemned proposed treason laws by the Coalition.

Labor push for integrity commission ups pressure on government

January 30, 2018 2

Labor has broken the bipartisan consensus against a national integrity body, proposing an ICAC-style body with royal commission powers.

From Mediscare to the TPP, lies create trust-resistant political environment

January 30, 2018 9

Our political environment is becoming ever more polluted with lies about major policy issues, undermining already low levels of voter trust.

Crikey cheat sheet: where do our pollies stand on Australia Day?

January 24, 2018 13

As the debate surrounding Australia Day gets louder, which leaders are taking up the call, and which ones are burying their heads?