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Coalition to counter falling polls with tax cuts, spending

Coalition to counter falling polls with tax cuts, spending

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to announce a $10 billion tax cuts and spending package in the lead up to next year's federal election, while Labor plans to strengthen the Fair Work Commission's equity powers for female-dominated industries. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Labor set to raise refugee intake

Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to announce its immigration election policy, including a lifting of Australia's refugee intake, and the Coalition expects a massive surplus in its budget projections. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor state bosses stare down PM on primaries

Labor state bosses stare down PM on primaries

At least four state Labor branches have junked Julia Gillard's urgings to hold primary preselections before the 2013 federal election, with NSW general secretary Sam Dastyari failing to rule out a series of feared National Executive interventions to protect incumbent MPs.

ALP Left hang tight to reforms as they step up numbers drive

ALP Left hang tight to reforms as they step up numbers drive

The ALP's Left say they will not give up on key reforms trashed by the Right at national conference and will urgently move to recruit multiple members to force Labor to democratise.

Do the Liberals have a conscience on gay marriage?

Do the Liberals have a conscience on gay marriage?

The media narrative is overwhelmingly obsessed with Labor's position on the same-s-x marriage issue and the Coalition's much larger anti-gay contingent has mostly been given a free pass.

Gender parity an electoral albatross around the ALP’s neck

Gender parity an electoral albatross around the ALP’s neck

As long as the participation of women lurks below 50%, prospects of reform or reinvention in the Australian Labor Party are limited, writes Tanja Kovac.

A bad conference for Gillard, and maybe worse for her party

A bad conference for Gillard, and maybe worse for her party

The ALP national conference did nothing to dispel perceptions about Julia Gillard's judgment - or the party's inability to renew itself.

Delegates back Gillard on uranium exports to India

Delegates back Gillard on uranium exports to India

ALP delegates back Julia Gillard on uranium exports to India despite an emotive round of speeches against the proposition. Andrew Crook reports from the national conference floor at The Stump.

Rudd parties with gay activists; will ‘examine bill closely’

Rudd parties with gay activists; will ‘examine bill closely’

Has Kevin Rudd changed his tune on gay marriage? Andrew Crook found him celebrating with activists last night at the ALP national conference, reporting the latest at The Stump.

Bowen wins ALP fight for offshore<br>processing

Bowen wins ALP fight for offshore
processing

Chris Bowen has succeeded in his bid to change Labor’s national platform to allow for offshore processing of refugees after a rancour-filled debate, writes Andrew Crook.