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Rundle: Bungle Bill tests the faction waters in tax backflip

Rundle: Bungle Bill tests the faction waters in tax backflip

Bill Shorten's much derided taxation back flip was really just a test of Labor's nebulous faction politics.

Now Joyce is gone, Labor can run amok. Banking royal commission anyone?

Now Joyce is gone, Labor can run amok. Banking royal commission anyone?

Now that the government has lost a vote in the House of Representatives, are we going to see that banking royal commission that Labor and the crossbench have been pushing so hard for?

Chris Bowen delivers the best speech on Asia since Keating

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.

Government’s focus on Shorten missing the target and missing the point

Government’s focus on Shorten missing the target and missing the point

The government continues to focus on demonising Bill Shorten when it should be trying to convince voters it is focused on issues of concern to the electorate.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: up to six Labor senators will vote no to marriage equality

Hinch’s Senate Diary: up to six Labor senators will vote no to marriage equality

Behind the scene Senate dealings lead me to believe there are those in the Labor camp who would vote No on same-sex marriage, writes Derryn Hinch, but why do they refuse to say so?

Stability? Shorten throws an uneasy Labor pact into chaos

Stability? Shorten throws an uneasy Labor pact into chaos

The Victorian stability pact has prevented outright war in Labor. Bill Shorten has unbalanced it, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly .

Welcome to Australia in 2014, an all-Coalition country

Welcome to Australia in 2014, an all-Coalition country

It's likely that the Coalition will hold a near-clean sweep of state governments next year. Crikey hits the archives to ask if this will pose a problem for Tony Abbott.

Ladies’ choice: secret Labor doc shows affirmative action gains

Ladies’ choice: secret Labor doc shows affirmative action gains

The Victorian branch of the ALP is still falling behind the national target when it comes to female representation, but with fewer men being elected this time around, gains are being made.

Labor’s moral victory

Labor’s moral victory

Crikey writers talk Bandt's Greenstown, how western Sydney was saved and what's to like about Labor.

The landslide that wasn’t: how Labor kept its Sydney heartland

The landslide that wasn’t: how Labor kept its Sydney heartland

The polls pointed to a landslide to the Liberals in Sydney, but Labor managed to retain its base. How did they do it, and how did the polls get it so wrong? Crikey intern Angelo Risso reports.