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Passion and principle: Penny Wong is far from done

Passion and principle: Penny Wong is far from done

Margaret Simons' biography reveals a politician who is determined to beat the bullies, the racists and the homophobes by being the smartest and toughest person in the room.

Labor resources spokesman pushes for Coalition emissions targets

Labor resources spokesman pushes for Coalition emissions targets

Good morning, early birds. Labor's resources spokesman is urging the party to adopt the government's 2030 emissions reduction targets, and homes are destroyed as fires rage through NSW and Queensland. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

How the Libs stole Labor’s light on the hill

How the Libs stole Labor’s light on the hill

Jim Chalmers' speech shows that Labor no longer understands its own founding philosophy — or the reasons for its crippling election loss.

Can a push to the centre stop Labor’s light on the hill from going out?

Can a push to the centre stop Labor’s light on the hill from going out?

Ambitious shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers gave a speech that The Australian described as a call to 'seize the sensible centre'. But is that characterisation accurate, and is it really what Labor needs right now?

Does Labor need a saviour?

Does Labor need a saviour?

Crikey readers discuss Labor's need for a makeover, Peter Dutton's information strategy, and religious freedom legislation.

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.