William Bowe July 24, 2014 1 Comment
Senator John Faulkner's proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.
Bernard Keane May 29, 2014 7 Comments
The discovery that politicians are under surveillance when whistleblowers contact them should drive a serious attempt to protect the latter from surveillance.
Crikey May 2, 2014 3 Comments
Crikey readers talk corruption, changing our habits to fight climate change, and what can be done about the Labor Party.
Bernard Keane May 1, 2014 2 Comments
NSW Labor's indecent hurry to preselected senate candidates for the 2016 election shows how little its powerbrokers have learnt from ICAC and the WA debacle.
Bernard Keane June 5, 2013 17 Comments
The record of the Attorney-General's Department shows that, on national security, the department is the greatest threat to Australians' rights.
Bernard Keane May 30, 2013 40 Comments
Tony Abbott has been forced by his colleagues to reverse his support for Labor's cynical deal to secure more public funding. But it's Labor that looked the most farcical.
Bernard Keane May 29, 2013 7 Comments
More funding for political parties will do nothing to curb the growth in donations -- and will only benefit media proprietors taking ad dollars. Our man in Canberra tests the claims.
Bernard Keane May 28, 2013 8 Comments
Labor's new political donations bill waters down its previous commitment to disclosure requirements and now comes with a big price tag. Naturally, the parties agreed on the increase.
Crikey Intern April 11, 2013 13 Comments
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.
Andrew Crook February 5, 2013 7 Comments
In between boozy sessions at Kingston pubs, the weekend's Australian Young Labor Conference in Canberra threw up some tasty factional morsels.