Topic archives: federal labor

Now Joyce is gone, Labor can run amok. Banking royal commission anyone?

October 30, 2017 6

Now that the government has lost a vote in the House of Representatives, are we going to see that banking royal commission that Labor and the crossbench have been pushing so hard for?

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

October 3, 2017 3

In a speech to the Asia Society, Chris Bowen has delivered an honest and forthright assessment of where we stand right now with our nearest and most important neighbours.

Government’s focus on Shorten missing the target and missing the point

August 24, 2017 21

The government continues to focus on demonising Bill Shorten when it should be trying to convince voters it is focused on issues of concern to the electorate.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: up to six Labor senators will vote no to marriage equality

August 23, 2017 12

Behind the scene Senate dealings lead me to believe there are those in the Labor camp who would vote No on same-sex marriage, writes Derryn Hinch, but why do they refuse to say so?

Stability? Shorten throws an uneasy Labor pact into chaos

October 21, 2016 3

The Victorian stability pact has prevented outright war in Labor. Bill Shorten has unbalanced it, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly .

Welcome to Australia in 2014, an all-Coalition country

Welcome to Australia in 2014, an all-Coalition country

November 20, 2013 1

It's likely that the Coalition will hold a near-clean sweep of state governments next year. Crikey hits the archives to ask if this will pose a problem for Tony Abbott.

Ladies’ choice: secret Labor doc shows affirmative action gains

Ladies’ choice: secret Labor doc shows affirmative action gains

November 7, 2013

The Victorian branch of the ALP is still falling behind the national target when it comes to female representation, but with fewer men being elected this time around, gains are being made.

Labor’s moral victory

September 16, 2013 1

Crikey writers talk Bandt's Greenstown, how western Sydney was saved and what's to like about Labor.

The landslide that wasn’t: how Labor kept its Sydney heartland

The landslide that wasn’t: how Labor kept its Sydney heartland

September 13, 2013 10

The polls pointed to a landslide to the Liberals in Sydney, but Labor managed to retain its base. How did they do it, and how did the polls get it so wrong? Crikey intern Angelo Risso reports.

Don’t blame Abbott — the Left loves to lose

September 11, 2013 19

Progressives need to be aware that this is a long game, and while the conservatives have won the battle, it's progressives who always win the war.