Ten years on, the Gillard government is associated with scandal and soap opera. But its economic successes hold lessons for Australia in 2020.
Good morning, early birds. Julia Gillard is calling for an investigation into China's original COVID-19 outbreak, and the Fair Work Commission is considering deferring minimum wage increases for JobKeeper-eligible companies. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Wood.
All politicians walk a fine line between effective political speech and incomprehensible garbage. Some Australian lawmakers excel at both.
Labor's claim that the Greens ruined the chance for effective climate action ignores the fact that Kevin Rudd's climate scheme was terrible policy.
'We on the centre-left who are committed to climate action have never let up on this fight.'
For nearly two decades the Coalition has been committed to an open-door policy for workers and foreign students in service to a neoliberal agenda. Now this, too, has backfired on them.
Crikey readers discuss the least inspiring moments of modern Australian politics.