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Faulkner’s retirement a loss across many fronts

Faulkner’s retirement a loss across many fronts

Labor Senator John Faulkner's retirement marks the end of an era in Australian politics.

Media paywalls and Aussie TV: they respond

Media paywalls and Aussie TV: they respond

Crikey readers have their say on Australian TV, the ALP leadership ballot, Joe Hockey as treasurer and the US deadlock over Obamacare.

Shorten was for turning: when the mobiles rung for Rudd

Shorten was for turning: when the mobiles rung for Rudd

Labor powerbroker Bil Shorten was holding on to his default position of supporting Julia Gillard while the party moved around him. What made him turn?

Media wrap: Rudd’s return telegraphed at home and abroad

Media wrap: Rudd’s return telegraphed at home and abroad

How did the media -- both in Australia and overseas -- respond to the downfall of Julia Gillard and the rebirth of Kevin Rudd? Crikey has all the front pages and the best analysis.

The self-replenishing cycle of incentive effects and political bastardry

The self-replenishing cycle of incentive effects and political bastardry

If you increase the demand for political bastardry, you’ll get more of it in the future. It’s not entirely clear the Labor Party understands this, writes Charles Richardson.

Labor leadership: how Kevin Rudd came back

Labor leadership: how Kevin Rudd came back

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.

Day one of Rudd reboot: how it happened

Day one of Rudd reboot: how it happened

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 ...

Labor spill raises the spectre of leadership primaries

Labor spill raises the spectre of leadership primaries

As the Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd leadership spill grew, Australian politics came for a while to resemble a US-style presidential primary, writes Alexandra Lamb, a research assistant for The Age in the press gallery in Canberra

Crikey says: we’ll cop most criticism, but not sexism, not this time

Crikey says: we’ll cop most criticism, but not sexism, not this time

Many of you certainly aren't copping criticism of Gillard's record, especially from our own Bernard Keane. But to suggest that his criticism is misogynist?

Can Rudd bring about the demise of zombie politics?

Can Rudd bring about the demise of zombie politics?

Where are the bbbbrrraainnnns? asks Martin Hardie, who argues that the Julia Gillard/Kevin Rudd stoush has exposed the ALP as a 'zombie party'.