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Labor’s failure goes far beyond the party itself

Labor’s failure goes far beyond the party itself

It's time for think tanks like Per Capita to get some brains, and step back from the ideological failure that's led us here.

Yes, Labor made the right choice on the government’s tax cuts

Yes, Labor made the right choice on the government’s tax cuts

When it came to a tax bill that was destined to pass no matter what, Labor cut its losses. That people are seeing it as a new sellout or betrayal is utterly bewildering.

There are no good choices for Labor

There are no good choices for Labor

The best hope Labor has is that nothing challenging happens immediately, and that it is essentially irrelevant for a year or so.

Can Labor actually expel John Setka?

Can Labor actually expel John Setka?

Labor leader Anthony Albanese wants John Setka gone but the long-time union boss has vowed to fight any attempt to expel him from the ALP in court. What happens next?

Bowen calls for Labor to return to its roots

Bowen calls for Labor to return to its roots

Good morning, early birds. Labor leadership hopeful Chris Bowen says the party must return to its working class roots, and the Coalition clinches majority. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Tears and theories flow at Labor’s election night party

Tears and theories flow at Labor’s election night party

It’s all Clive Palmer’s fault. It's all Queensland's fault. Penny Wong needs to lead the party. Whatever you pinned it on, this was a night of rage and resignation.

Crikey readers on Peter Dutton’s legacy

Crikey readers on Peter Dutton’s legacy

Crikey readers discuss Peter Dutton, fixed election dates and politicians turned lobbyists.

Who’s who: the ‘faceless’ men and women of the NSW Labor Party

Who’s who: the ‘faceless’ men and women of the NSW Labor Party

Who are the heavies lurking behind the curtains at NSW Labor headquarters? Crikey takes a look.

Welcome to the new Milibandism

Welcome to the new Milibandism

While Bill Shorten's campaign has echoes of Ed Miliband's ill-fated 2015 UK Labour platform, Shorten has a secret weapon: Scott Morrison.

How did Labor stray so far from its progressive roots?

How did Labor stray so far from its progressive roots?

As policies presented at the recent ALP National Conference show, Labor is not "the light on the hill" that Chifley spoke of all those years ago.