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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.

Is Labor in the middle of an existential crisis?

Is Labor in the middle of an existential crisis?

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

Forget the sensible centre, Labor is already too far right

Forget the sensible centre, Labor is already too far right

Crikey readers on Labor's existential crisis.

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?

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?

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.