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Labor factional proxy wars flare up around the country

Labor factional proxy wars flare up around the country

The bubbling turmoil in Victorian Labor is starting to boil over.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Centrelink scandal rolls on ... how Tony Abbott spent Christmas ... holiday beard watch ...

Labor firing squad circles up to choose new president

Labor firing squad circles up to choose new president

Choosing a national president used to be a fairly straightforward thing. But you can count on Labor to shoot itself in both feet.

Prime Trust directors face class action for alleged secret bonus payments

Prime Trust directors face class action for alleged secret bonus payments

Bill Lewski and fellow Prime Trust directors, already found guilty of corporate law breaches by the Federal Court, now face a class action for allegedly authorising secret multi-million dollar payments for themselves.

Albo v Bill: Butler, Feeney rally troops for Labor leadership

Albo v Bill: Butler, Feeney rally troops for Labor leadership

The battle between Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese for the Labor Leadership is ratcheting up. David Feeney will lead Shorten's campaign, pitting him against Mark Butler for "Albo".

Murray-Darling Basin plan flows on — despite recalcitrant states

Murray-Darling Basin plan flows on — despite recalcitrant states

Remember the push to save the Murray-Darling Basin? We check in and find the plan is broadly on-track, although two states have just missed a crucial deadline -- a challenge for new federal minister Mark Butler.

Anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage … and the new mental health minister

Anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage … and the new mental health minister

ALP Senator Jacinta Collins has had a meteoric rise into Rudd's new cabinet. Who is she -- and will her intense social conservatism raise serious questions about her capacity to function as Mental Health Minister?

Something new for something old: Gillard’s aged-care package

Something new for something old: Gillard’s aged-care package

The government has today announced its long-awaited aged-care reform package.

Cox: older workers need some new-age thinking

Cox: older workers need some new-age thinking

Why is there discrimination against older workers? Australian management tends to be fairly conservative in its hiring -- younger workers are seen as safer.

Mental health reform: we’re on a road to nowhere …

Mental health reform: we’re on a road to nowhere …

As I read and reread the Roadmap for National Mental Health Reform, the lyrics from a the Talking Heads classic went round in my thoughts, writes John Mendoza, mental health academic and inaugural chair of the National Advisory Council.