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Some who flirt with the idea of a change believe Labor is on the cusp of regaining office but fear Shorten mightn’t get over the final hurdle. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Bill Shorten had a ‘captain’s fall’ rather than making a ‘captain’s call’

Shorten might have done better to have said, "I stuffed up – that's my recommendation, it's not yet our decision", and summoned a shadow cabinet meeting immediately to fix the matter.
Turnbull said on Sunday that Australia’s 30% rate for larger companies was the second highest in the OECD. Jeremy Ng/AAP

Labor makes company tax fight all about Malcolm Turnbull’s money

The inflammatory ad runs as the government is making a last ditch effort against the odds to gather Senate support for the company tax legislation, due to be voted on this week.
Anthony Albanese is considered the Labor party’s only leadership alternative to Bill Shorten. AAP/Ben Rushton

Anthony Albanese sets out his blueprint for Labor

Albanese's speech comes against a background of speculation that Bill Shorten's leadership could be under pressure if the party performs badly at the Super Saturday byelections.
Bill Shorten and daughter Clementine after a press conference in Moonee Ponds on Sunday. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Labor leadership talk a bit of mischievous arson

In an election full of drama, it is still remarkable that media speculation on Sunday was not about whether Malcolm Turnbull's leadership might be shaky but the possibility of a challenge to Bill Shorten.
If Kevin Rudd replaces Julia Gillard as Labor leader next week, constitutional conventions dictate that he may not necessarily become prime minister again. AAP/Julian Smith

An end to the Rudd-Gillard battle?

If some reports are to be believed, Kevin Rudd will replace Julia Gillard as leader of the ALP and become prime minister again by the end of next week. This raises questions about the political and constitutional…

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