The government decided to make Bill Shorten's "character" its target this week. Not unexpectedly, it blew up in its face.
The Senate likes butts, and it cannot lie -- things got a bit weird as senators stayed awake all night.
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 frontbencher Craig Emerson's attempt to blacken Kevin Rudd's name has met with savage criticism from some sitting Labor MPs.
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.
Caucus chairman Daryl Melham has resigned, amid rumours of further leadership tension. But the government faced down a party room revolt on welfare.
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 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.