July, 2014

Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

, Jul 24, 2014

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Senator John Faulkner's proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.
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Politicians are under surveillance — what will they do about it?

, May 29, 2014

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The discovery that politicians are under surveillance when whistleblowers contact them should drive a serious attempt to protect the latter from surveillance.

Can we talk our way into reducing emissions?

, May 02, 2014

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Crikey readers talk corruption, changing our habits to fight climate change, and what can be done about the Labor Party.
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Faulkner’s retirement shows NSW Labor has learnt nothing

, May 01, 2014

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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.
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The greatest threat to our rights is the Attorney-General’s Department

, Jun 05, 2013

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The record of the Attorney-General's Department shows that, on national security, the department is the greatest threat to Australians' rights.
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Political farce: donations bill blows up on Labor and Abbott

, May 30, 2013

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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.
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Media the real winners from a desperate, secret donations deal

, May 29, 2013

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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.
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Political donation ‘shame’: watered down, and comes with a price

, May 28, 2013

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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.
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Whatever happened to the warts-and-all review of the ALP?

, Apr 11, 2013

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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.
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John Faulkner a ‘contemptible charlatan’, say young ALP rebels

, Feb 05, 2013

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In between boozy sessions at Kingston pubs, the weekend's Australian Young Labor Conference in Canberra threw up some tasty factional morsels.