Topic archives: Labor leadership

Essential: Abbott won’t last as leader, and changing climate views

Essential: Abbott won’t last as leader, and changing climate views

December 16, 2014 8

Voters don't believe Tony Abbott will be around the lead the Coalition at the next election, today's Essential Report suggests, as the government ends the year trailing Labor.

Labor leadership showdown: Albo needs 58% member support to win

Labor leadership showdown: Albo needs 58% member support to win

October 10, 2013 7

Labor Party leadership aspirant Anthony Albanese will need to snare at least 57% of the Labor rank-and-file ballot to triumph over Bill Shorten, an exclusive analysis of this afternoon's likely caucus ballot result reveals.

It has to be Albo

It has to be Albo

October 10, 2013 17

Hopeful ALP leader Bill Shorten has a fast but empty political vehicle, Guy Rundle says, leaving one choice for the ALP leadership

Labor’s leadership ballot good for democracy

September 19, 2013

Crikey readers talk the difference between the Arctic and Antarctic, the ALP leadership ballot and whether we are all a bit too cynical.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

September 17, 2013

Public servants (particularly those in the Department of Health and Ageing) will be particularly nervous now that their expected restructure has not been announced. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

September 16, 2013

Public servants are sleeping with one eye open as they wait for the axe to fall on their jobs. Plus other political snippets of the day.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

September 12, 2013 1

Kelvin Thomson for leader ... unhealthy books at HSU ... think of the children!

Four days in, and Labor is already at odds

Four days in, and Labor is already at odds

September 12, 2013 8

That didn't take long. Two Labor MPs want to let Tony Abbott scrap the carbon price, Stephen Conroy calls leadership reforms a joke, and those who voted Liberal get a boost of confidence.

A leadership ballot would leave Labor ‘helpless’ … so what?

A leadership ballot would leave Labor ‘helpless’ … so what?

September 12, 2013 24

Concerns about a party ballot for the Labor leadership pander to the media's inability to cope with the unusual in politics. This is exactly what Labor needs right now.

Opposition leadership — taking one for the team, but not always fatal

Opposition leadership — taking one for the team, but not always fatal

September 11, 2013 20

History suggests whoever wins the Labor leadership is unlikely to become Prime Minister and not before the 2020s if they do.

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

September 11, 2013 3

Bill Shorten getting the backing of Labor Right faction demonstrates exactly what is wrong with the Labor Party. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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.

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.

Labor leadership: how Kevin Rudd came back

June 27, 2013

Kevin Rudd has won the ALP leadership ballot and is expected to be sworn in today. Check Crikey's live blog for a summary of yesterday's tumultuous events.

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

June 25, 2013 2

Hopefully the Labor Party -- and, indeed, Liberals and Nationals as well -- will learn one lesson from the last six years of leadership turmoil ...

Abbott’s ‘visionary’ policies v Labor’s crippling dysfunctionality

Abbott’s ‘visionary’ policies v Labor’s crippling dysfunctionality

June 21, 2013 54

While Tony Abbott continues to produce dud policies for the Coalition, Labor's problems are far deeper and have now crippled it. The choice for voters come the election in September is miserable.

Rudd’s scrappy pre-election cabinet: who’ll serve with him?

Rudd’s scrappy pre-election cabinet: who’ll serve with him?

June 20, 2013 22

Kevin Rudd will need to appoint a caretaker cabinet if he becomes prime minister again. Crikey gazed into the crystal ball to pick who's left to serve with him.