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.