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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
September 12, 2013 1
Kelvin Thomson for leader ... unhealthy books at HSU ... think of the children!
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.
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.
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.