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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.