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Does Labor have a problem with religious voters?

Senior Labor figures are worried they're losing religious voters. While conclusive evidence is scarce, it's definitely a space to watch.

Bill Shorten conceding defeat at the 2019 federal election (Image: AAP/Andy Brownbill)

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.

Chris Bowen (Image: AAP/Rohan Thomson)

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.

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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.

Labor’s boring but sensible fiscal policy will avert future crisis

Despite the government's focus on tax, Labor's fiscal policy is the more boringly conservative and risk-averse approach of the major parties, and is all the better for it.

Bill Shorten at the 2018 Labor Party National Conference (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Don’t kid yourself. Labor can still mess this up.

There is a complacency that has settled across the land: that this is in the bag for Labor. That won't end well.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (Image: AAP Image/Joel Carrett)

Competition policy is the new, and weird, front line of neoliberalism

With widespread agreement that corporations have grown too powerful, is divestment the best way to curb that power? It's a debate many others are having outside Australia.

Labor’s tax reform sets the scene for a real class war

Labor's dividend imputation refundability reform could kick off an out-and-out brawl between a major political party and an interest group that is used to getting everything it wants.

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

In a speech to the Asia Society, Chris Bowen has delivered an honest and forthright assessment of where we stand right now with our nearest and most important neighbours.

Treasury throw Morrison under the omnibus*

It's the sort of error public servants dread -- a howler that goes right through them all and into a high-profile bill. And the best and the brightest of the Public Service did it to their Treasurer.

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