Topic archives: Labor leadership spill

History will be on Gillard’s side

September 6, 2013 3

Crikey readers have their say on Kevin Rudd, Syria and the Netherlands.

Rudd’s ostentatious ALP reforms — in search of difference

Rudd’s ostentatious ALP reforms — in search of difference

July 9, 2013 58

Kevin Rudd's reforms to the Labor leadership show his election strategy is as much about differentiating himself from his own party as from Tony Abbott.

Rudd’s reform surprise: ALP members to elect party leader

Rudd’s reform surprise: ALP members to elect party leader

July 8, 2013 20

Kevin Rudd has sprung a surprise on his own party with a call for the ALP leadership to be determined jointly by caucus and rank-and-file members. And the party looks set to endorse it.

Essential: voters like Rudd more than Abbott, Coalition still leads

Essential: voters like Rudd more than Abbott, Coalition still leads

July 8, 2013 9

Kevin Rudd has a strong lead over Tony Abbott on personal attributes but it's not enough to overcome the Coalition's polling lead.

Talback reacts: jocks, listeners weigh in on Rudd return

Talback reacts: jocks, listeners weigh in on Rudd return

June 28, 2013 19

Commercial radio shock jocks -- and their listeners -- give their verdict on Labor's leadership change. There's still little for Labor out there in talkback land.

Rudd the Builder’s ‘new politics’ of peace and policy

Rudd the Builder’s ‘new politics’ of peace and policy

June 28, 2013 22

Labor has tried to beat Tony Abbott down with charges of negativity. It didn't work. Kevin Rudd is changing the play, hinting in question time yesterday of a new strategy.

Gillard’s knifing had nothing to do with the patriarchy

Gillard’s knifing had nothing to do with the patriarchy

June 28, 2013 57

The chattering feminists are out in force, conflating the ALP caucus with "men" and Julia Gillard with "women". They are not the same. May Gillard be remembered for more than her gender.

Media, misogyny and the Gillard years

Media, misogyny and the Gillard years

June 27, 2013 17

The media coverage of Julia Gillard doesn't explain her downfall. But it played a part, and not for good reasons.

Love is tearing Labor apart

Love is tearing Labor apart

June 27, 2013 17

Gillard was a child of Labor, but Kevin Rudd is post-party, making the story all about him, rather than about Labor.

Demise documented: a glass of red then off to visit the GG

Demise documented: a glass of red then off to visit the GG

June 27, 2013 4

Julia Gillard nursed a glass of red before resigning her prime ministership with the Governor-General. Former Victorian Labor MP Mary Delahunty was in Canberra to witness a night of high drama for Labor.

Poll Bludger: don’t believe polls — everyone still hates Labor

Poll Bludger: don’t believe polls — everyone still hates Labor

June 27, 2013 3

Expect highly volatile polling results in the next few weeks, but when things calm down, Rudd's numbers will probably not be as good as they currently are.

What now? The challenges Rudd has to form government

June 26, 2013 2

Can Kevin Rudd form a government? What role will the Governor-General play? And who'll staff the notoriously frantic new Prime Minister's office? Crikey outlines the scenarios.

Day one of Rudd reboot: how it happened

Day one of Rudd reboot: how it happened

June 26, 2013 41

Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as Australia's prime minister. But he has a ministry to fill, independents to appease and a Parliament majority to wrangle. Crikey covers the latest ...

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

April 4, 2013

The gender bias in scientific studies, plus other political issues of the day.

The 15 shades of Gary Gray — Labor on the edge of the abyss

The 15 shades of Gary Gray — Labor on the edge of the abyss

March 28, 2013 60

What's wrong with Labor? Well, everything ... but here are at least 15 of the reasons. Let's start with Gary Gray.

iSentia Index: last hurrah for MPs as Labor self-destructs

iSentia Index: last hurrah for MPs as Labor self-destructs

March 27, 2013

Senior Labor MPs went down in a blaze of media coverage after they fell on their swords following the spill that wasn't.

Tips and rumours

March 26, 2013 4

Zed's dead, baby ... friction in new climate merger? ... Simon Crean's lunch date ...

Essential: are disgruntled Labor voters shifting to the Greens?

Essential: are disgruntled Labor voters shifting to the Greens?

March 25, 2013 11

Labor's leadership farce has cost it votes -- but they're not going to the Coalition, Essential Research finds. And the public was not terribly interested in Labor's media reforms. Bernard Keane and Cathy Alexander report.

Single motherhood not a ‘problem’

March 25, 2013 3

Crikey readers talk adoption, Simon Crean and the leadership spill that wasn't.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: breaking for bunnies

March 25, 2013

With the Easter break almost upon us, many networks have given up trying to win the ratings war this week and are showing repeat after repeat.