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Who’s afraid of the upper-middle class?

Who’s afraid of the upper-middle class?

After the shock loss at the federal election, Labor is running scared. But backing away from a progressive tax agenda is a mistake.

Another night of the long butter knives beckons for Labor

Another night of the long butter knives beckons for Labor

Beneath Labor's obvious struggles is an even bigger mess of factional warfare. Since Shorten went and lost the election, things have started to come apart fast.

Familiar faces return in Labor’s new shadow cabinet

Familiar faces return in Labor’s new shadow cabinet

Good morning, early birds. Labor's new post-election frontbench has made its debut, and the government pushes Solomon Island investments in a bid to ward off China's Pacific growth. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor’s new leadership takes the stage

Labor’s new leadership takes the stage

Good morning, early birds. Anthony Albanese's new Labor leadership team has made its debut, and not everyone is happy with the Fair Work Commission's minimum wage increase. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Labor needs to start earning votes, not just expecting them

Labor needs to start earning votes, not just expecting them

Labor needs to aim for a landslide to even get a rockfall. And some sort of narrative, no matter how minimal, has to be found.

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.

Turn left: why pundits are wrong about Labor’s next move

Turn left: why pundits are wrong about Labor’s next move

A rightward or centre shift wouldn't have helped Labor win this election, and it won't help it win the next one. If the party wants to survive it needs to tell a bold story, not a cautionary tale.

The problem with Labor’s messaging

The problem with Labor’s messaging

Crikey readers discuss Labor's election platform, the problems in Queensland and the role of the media.

Losing the unlosable election: the aftermath for Labor

Losing the unlosable election: the aftermath for Labor

Labor's platform wasn't bold at all. It was piecemeal but pricey, an inept combination, the worst possible.