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What in the world is going on with WA Labor?

What in the world is going on with WA Labor?

The Poll Bludger explains why four MPs have departed from Western Australia in as many weeks -- and the factional battle to replace them.

Poll Bludger: unions clash over Labor preselection in WA

Poll Bludger: unions clash over Labor preselection in WA

The factional landscape inside Labor’s WA branch has been disturbed in recent years, and things are now coming to a head.

Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

Labor takes a hard look at its union dominance

Senator John Faulkner's proposed reform for state conference to surrender upper house voting power to the party membership does not look promising.

The good, the bad and the ugly of the WA Senate re-run

The good, the bad and the ugly of the WA Senate re-run

The WA senate byelection on the weekend has produced three very different, and symbolic, examples of current trends in Australian politics. Some of it is good, but much of it is ugly politicking.

Palmer, Greens win the West — now Abbott must play ball

Palmer, Greens win the West — now Abbott must play ball

The major parties had an unprecedented 58% of the vote in a clear sign voters are looking for alternatives. The Greens, who outspent Labor and the Coalition, were big winners, as was Palmer United.

Louise Pratt shafted in WA Labor Senate battle

Louise Pratt shafted in WA Labor Senate battle

Louise Pratt is set to descend from one to two on WA Labor's Senate ticket as a factional fight for the soul of the party ratchets up.

WA Labor Senate stoush a Mark Bishop trojan horse

WA Labor Senate stoush a Mark Bishop trojan horse

It might be in the midst of a state election campaign, but WA Labor is already sizing up its Senate candidates for the September federal poll. Outside infuencers have been accused of making trouble.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Have John Singleton and Alan Jones fallen out? ... rumblings over rugby league radio contract ... "always the bridesmaid" for strong SA pollies ...