Senator John Faulkner's proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.
The discovery that politicians are under surveillance when whistleblowers contact them should drive a serious attempt to protect the latter from surveillance.
NSW Labor's indecent hurry to preselected senate candidates for the 2016 election shows how little its powerbrokers have learnt from ICAC and the WA debacle.
The record of the Attorney-General's Department shows that, on national security, the department is the greatest threat to Australians' rights.
Tony Abbott has been forced by his colleagues to reverse his support for Labor's cynical deal to secure more public funding. But it's Labor that looked the most farcical.
More funding for political parties will do nothing to curb the growth in donations -- and will only benefit media proprietors taking ad dollars. Our man in Canberra tests the claims.
Labor's new political donations bill waters down its previous commitment to disclosure requirements and now comes with a big price tag. Naturally, the parties agreed on the increase.
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.
In between boozy sessions at Kingston pubs, the weekend's Australian Young Labor Conference in Canberra threw up some tasty factional morsels.