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Shorten leaves a party hell-bent on factional strife

Shorten leaves a party hell-bent on factional strife

Searching for answers to its defeat, Labor has resigned itself to weeks, or months, of showing its ugliest side to the public.

How exactly does Labor choose a new leader?

How exactly does Labor choose a new leader?

It looks like Anthony Albanese is waltzing into the job as quickly as possible. That's not really how this works.

Our children will pay the price for the government’s climate cost quibbling

Our children will pay the price for the government’s climate cost quibbling

Crikey readers discuss the predicted extinction of Earth's biodiversity, and the erosion of Labor's working class base.

Labor reveals price tag for resolving childcare tensions

Labor reveals price tag for resolving childcare tensions

Labor's massive plan to increase subsidies for and wages in childcare will accelerate the transformation of a sector plagued by competing priorities.

Election campaigning back in full force

Election campaigning back in full force

Good morning, early birds. Both the Liberals and Labor are set to announce a host of family violence, social service and sporting packages today and Joe Biden has declared his candidacy for 2020. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Doug Cameron was right all along

Doug Cameron was right all along

Former union official and Labor senator Doug Cameron once looked like a dinosaur. But the collapse of neoliberalism has shown him to be far more insightful than many of us gave him credit for.

Shorten to pitch federal election as a ‘referendum on wages’

Shorten to pitch federal election as a ‘referendum on wages’

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten will today pitch Labor's plan for economic reform to voters, and leaked reports reveal that "manning issues" mean Border Force is missing sea patrol targets by as much as 20%. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

It’s time for progressives to move on from Paul Keating

It’s time for progressives to move on from Paul Keating

The nostalgia makes sense; we're looking to escape our wretched political moment. But nostalgia seriously distorts our perception of history.

Donations dump reveals shifting trends as donors go to extremes

Donations dump reveals shifting trends as donors go to extremes

Despite being a year without major elections, the 2017-18 political donations data throws up some interesting stories — many months after we should have known.

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.