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Susan Ryan (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Vale Susan Ryan, a forgiving politician

It is difficult to exaggerate the significance of the movements, legislation and offices shaped or led by the late Susan Maree Ryan.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese and Joel Fitzgibbon in the House of Representatives (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Yes, it’s time to talk about Labor again: a lost party on a long losing streak

It may be that only with the next defeat will Labor have the total collapse it really needs to reconstruct itself.

(Image: AAP/David Crosling)

Labor election review points finger

Good morning, early birds. Labor's long-awaited election review blames strategy, agenda and leadership to boot, and a government report says the drought will only worsen. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese. (Image: AAP/Albert Perez)

Nice try, but Labor needs to decide what it really stands for

Unless Labor's leaders do some more significant soul-searching than superficial posturing on jobs, then they're heading for a repeat of 2019.

The Australian’s Holy War against Kristina Keneally continues

Labor's Home Affairs spokesperson is seriously copping it from News Corp again.

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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.

(Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Is Labor in the middle of an existential crisis?

Crikey readers continue to unpack Labor in 2019, and discuss news media and Tony Abbott.

Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

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?

CFMEU Secretary John Setka (Image: AAP Image/Daniel Pockett)

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?

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