March, 2018

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

, Mar 02, 2018

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

Sleepless in the Senate

, Mar 18, 2016

The Senate likes butts, and it cannot lie -- things got a bit weird as senators stayed awake all night.
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Tips and rumours

, Mar 18, 2016

Saying goodbye ... a bum steer ... there ain't nothing like a dame ...
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Love will tear us apart at Albo’s campaign launch

, Sep 18, 2013

Plenty of old and new Laborites at Anthony Albanese's campaign launch, but do the rank-and-file actually have any real say in who will be the leader?
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Labor bloodletting continues over Kevin Rudd legacy

, Sep 10, 2013

Labor frontbencher Craig Emerson's attempt to blacken Kevin Rudd's name has met with savage criticism from some sitting Labor MPs.
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Whatever happened to the warts-and-all review of the ALP?

, Apr 11, 2013

Two years ago, Labor held a comprehensive review to fix the party's problems. Things have gone from bad to worse for Labor, while a Crikey report card finds most of the report's recommendations have not been implemented. Crikey intern Ben Westcott looks at what happened to the report.

Gillard loses a chairman, wins on single parent pensions

, Oct 09, 2012

Caucus chairman Daryl Melham has resigned, amid rumours of further leadership tension. But the government faced down a party room revolt on welfare.

Bonhomie thick at ALP conference as the deal-making begins

, Dec 02, 2011

Prime Minister Gillard kicked off ALP National conference proceedings at the Sydney Convention Centre this morning by adopting Obama's/Optus' “yes” refrain, presumably to distinguish Labor from Tony Abbott’s negativity.

Doug Cameron for PM?

, Nov 04, 2011

Crikey readers have their say.
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Labor Senator brands Daily Tele’s Rudd front page a red herring

, Nov 03, 2011

Labor Senator Doug Cameron has accused Daily Telegraph editor Paul Whittaker of beating up a fake front page story on Kevin Rudd's return to the leadership to distract from claims he used Australian lives as bargaining chips during an anti-terror raid.