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

Crikey November 22, 2017 12 Comments

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.

Now showing: Citizenship Crisis. Coming soon in 2018: Liberal Leadership Troubles.

Bernard Keane November 9, 2017 17 Comments

The possible consequences of the citizenship debacle now encompass an early election and, therefore, leadership options for the government. Malcolm Turnbull must be tearing his hair out.

History shows the AWU raid could backfire for the Coalition

Bernard Keane October 25, 2017 62 Comments

The AFP raid on the AWU for a GetUp donation in 2005 has plenty of risks for a government that is developing an image of using the police to harass its opponents.

Crikey Worm: Shorten’s union raided

Max Chalmers October 25, 2017 4 Comments

Good morning, early birds. The offices of Bill Shorten's old stomping ground have been raided by the Australian Federal Police, and the Productivity Commission has delivered a report arguing for the re-introduction of a carbon price. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

How Labor could mess with Turnbull’s head on energy

Bernard Keane October 19, 2017 6 Comments

If Labor signed on to the government's energy policy, it would deliver everything Malcolm Turnbull doesn't want, including more fuel for Tony Abbott's vendetta.

Labor’s cowardice has delivered us into a surveillance state

Bernard Keane October 5, 2017 29 Comments

When Australia's civil liberties needed protecting, Labor went missing. The consequences are nebulous -- but very real.

From Blackout Bill to Juliar: why pejorative nicknames don’t work in politics

Bernard Keane September 26, 2017 16 Comments

A good political nickname will resonate with the electorate because it reflects a well known aspect of a politician's character. But they rarely do anything more than that.

The No. 1 person keeping Malcolm Turnbull in The Lodge is … Bill Shorten

William Bowe September 18, 2017 37 Comments

For Shorten, voters appear reluctant to attribute any qualities to him at all, either good or bad.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why Bill Shorten shouldn’t be picking curtains for The Lodge just yet

Derryn Hinch September 7, 2017 12 Comments

Derryn Hinch's citizenship dramas and section 44 questions are put to bed, and the Coalition's Kill Bill strategy seems to be working.

Why Bill Shorten should not have shown his citizenship documents in Parliament

Michael Bradley September 7, 2017 15 Comments

Our justice system is built upon the principle of innocent until proven guilty. Demanding that MPs who have not been charged with anything stump up documents is a very dangerous path indeed.