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Character comes to the fore but not in the way the government hoped

Character comes to the fore but not in the way the government hoped

The government decided to make Bill Shorten's "character" its target this week. Not unexpectedly, it blew up in its face.

Sleepless in the Senate

Sleepless in the Senate

The Senate likes butts, and it cannot lie -- things got a bit weird as senators stayed awake all night.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Saying goodbye ... a bum steer ... there ain't nothing like a dame ...

Love will tear us apart at Albo’s campaign launch

Love will tear us apart at Albo’s campaign launch

Plenty of old and new Laborites at Anthony Albanese's campaign launch, but do the rank-and-file actually have any real say in who will be the leader?

Labor bloodletting continues over Kevin Rudd legacy

Labor bloodletting continues over Kevin Rudd legacy

Labor frontbencher Craig Emerson's attempt to blacken Kevin Rudd's name has met with savage criticism from some sitting Labor MPs.

Whatever happened to the warts-and-all review of the ALP?

Whatever happened to the warts-and-all review of the ALP?

Two years ago, Labor held a comprehensive review to fix the party's problems. Things have gone from bad to worse for Labor, while a Crikey report card finds most of the report's recommendations have not been implemented. Crikey intern Ben Westcott looks at what happened to the report.

Gillard loses a chairman, wins on single parent pensions

Gillard loses a chairman, wins on single parent pensions

Caucus chairman Daryl Melham has resigned, amid rumours of further leadership tension. But the government faced down a party room revolt on welfare.

Bonhomie thick at ALP conference as the deal-making begins

Bonhomie thick at ALP conference as the deal-making begins

Prime Minister Gillard kicked off ALP National conference proceedings at the Sydney Convention Centre this morning by adopting Obama's/Optus' “yes” refrain, presumably to distinguish Labor from Tony Abbott’s negativity.

Labor Senator brands Daily Tele’s Rudd front page a red herring

Labor Senator brands Daily Tele’s Rudd front page a red herring

Labor Senator Doug Cameron has accused Daily Telegraph editor Paul Whittaker of beating up a fake front page story on Kevin Rudd's return to the leadership to distract from claims he used Australian lives as bargaining chips during an anti-terror raid.