December 7, 2017 25
The only thing the Right has ever been able to claim was their efficiency. Now, they don't even have that.
March 14, 2017
After years of factional fighting, will the Right or the Left control the majority of the cabinet in the new McGowan government? Labor insider Ben Chiefly asks the question.
February 22, 2017 8
Only Bill Shorten's Victorian Right of the Labor Party are hesitant to change the ALP's position on Israel. But with the Left ascendant, is strong support for Palestine on the cards? Labor insider Ben Chiefly reports.
January 20, 2017 4
Many belonging to Labor Left have been spooked by Trump's foreign affairs pronouncements, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.
December 16, 2016
The Labor Left seems to making its move, with several influential unions in negotiations to form a power bloc, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.
October 14, 2016 7
Kimberley Kitching's husband, Andrew Landeryou, has a ... complicated relationship with the Labor Party. But her appointment to the vacant Victorian Senate spot left by the departure of Stephen Conroy raises some questions about the party's leader, say Crikey writers.
September 19, 2016 8
Stephen Conroy's shock departure from Parliament has left the Victorian Labor Party on the hop. Will the "Stability Pact" to placate Left and Right factions remain without the Right's "factional Dalek"? Labor insider Ben Chiefly gets the goss.
September 16, 2016 11
Stephen Conroy's Labor colleagues were shocked this morning by his hastily announced resignation. But what caused Conroy to jump? Labor insider Ben Chiefly gets the goss.
August 23, 2016 6
The Conroy-aligned Right faction and Carr-aligned Left faction have daggers drawn in Victorian Labor. And Kim Carr could be the first casualty. Labor insider Ben Chiefly gives a behind-the-curtain look at the machinations of Victorian Labor.
October 20, 2015 47
Kathy Jackson has betrayed the union and those who were counting on her, no matter what eventual charges she might end up facing.