Topic archives: Bill Shorten

Some alternatives for Bill Shorten’s plan to ‘stop the boats’

May 28, 2018 19

Bill Shorten is jumping at his chance to follow the Coalition's border protection policies, but there are other strategies that may stop refugee deaths.

Crikey Worm: big questions for Bill Shorten

May 28, 2018 2

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten is facing a huge slide as preferred PM, as well as condemnation over immigration policy. Plus: Nick Kyrgios pulls out of the French Open. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Four times Labor rolled over on draconian national security legislation

May 22, 2018 14

Sometimes it feels like we don't actually have an opposition party in this country, especially when it comes to the Coalition's attempts to broaden and concentrate national security powers.

Longman claims its first victim as Hanson backflips again on tax

May 22, 2018 17

Labor's campaign to savage One Nation for supporting Turnbull's company tax cuts has bore fruit with the Longman by-election (sort of) looming.

ABC has ‘no more fat to cut’ … News Corp’s radical change … Chinese channel banned from Eurovision …

May 11, 2018 3

The ABC has continued its public relations campaign against the Government's cuts in Tuesday's Federal Budget with news director Gaven Morris's address to the Melbourne Press Club yesterday. "Make no mistake, there is no more fat to cut in ABC News. From this point on, we're cutting into muscle," he said.

Useless citizenship saga is indicative of Australian politics today

May 11, 2018 3

Crikey readers have some pretty straight-forward thoughts for those in parliament this week.

Crikey Worm: Shorten promises to almost double ScoMo’s tax cuts

May 11, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten has his say on the 2018 federal budget. Plus, yet another Liberal MP breaks ranks to back a ban on live exports. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Poll Bludger: more byelection angst for Shorten

May 10, 2018 17

The biggest danger to Shorten may lie in the one seat where Labor will not have a dog in the fight: the South Australian electorate of Mayo.

Crikey Worm: CommBank loses data for 12 million customers

May 3, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Commonwealth Bank admits to losing the financial histories of 12 million customers. Plus, a Queensland country town flies to Melbourne to rally around a beleaguered family of asylum seekers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Spoiling the broth

April 3, 2018

Chloe Shorten signs her new cookbook for an ambivalent (isn't he always?) Bill.

Crikey Worm: Dutton advocates for white refugees

March 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Peter Dutton finally found some refugees he likes. Plus, Labor's sop to pensioners following fallout from the opposition's plan to end cash refunds for excess imputation credits. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Trump sacks Secretary of State

March 14, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The US President continues apace to fire senior officials. Plus, Bill Shorten's planned strike against wealthy investors seems to have backfired. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Bill Shorten’s tactical flip-flopping on Adani

March 6, 2018 19

Don't worry, Bill Shorten is happy to think whatever you think when it comes to Adani.

Character comes to the fore but not in the way the government hoped

March 2, 2018 38

The government decided to make Bill Shorten's "character" its target this week. Not unexpectedly, it blew up in its face.

Crikey’s depressingly necessary new initiative: ScandalTracker

March 1, 2018 24

It's the tracker you never thought you'd need in a relatively stable western democracy.

The many forces trying to ‘tear up’ our workplace laws

February 27, 2018 6

To read the news today, you'd think one organisation was gunning for IR change. The truth is more complicated.

Labor factional proxy wars flare up around the country

February 22, 2018 4

The bubbling turmoil in Victorian Labor is starting to boil over.

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

February 20, 2018 9

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.