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In his speech, Bill Shorten tapped into community hopes and fears, positives and negatives. David Moir/AAP

Shorten seeks to keep alive hope of a Labor win

With the polls remaining close and confusing but a general feeling that Malcolm Turnbull has the edge in this election, Bill Shorten has made a spirited appeal to Labor’s faithful to put their shoulders…
Labor announced a suite of savings measures at a press conference in Sydney. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Bill Shorten’s savings package looks a little desperate

Labor’s weakest flank in this election is economic credibility and it knows it. A combination of the past, including memories of Wayne Swan’s ever-elusive surplus, and the present, with the perception…
Chris Bowen stressed that Labor’s fiscal program, when fully released, would ‘see us return to budget balance in exactly the same time frame as the government’. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Labor to release savings package

The opposition will attempt to strengthen its economic credentials by announcing on Friday a package of savings to help pay for its policies and improve the budget bottom line.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten with daughter Clementine. AAP/Mick Tsikas

PolicyCheck: Labor’s $3 billion child care plan

Labor has unveiled a $3 billion child care policy it will take to the polls on July 2. What has the party proposed and how is it different?
Bill Shorten has agreed with the recommendation that Chris Brown be disendorsed for the seat of Fremantle. Mick Tsikas/AAP

ALP ousts Fremantle candidate

The Labor Party is dumping its candidate for Fremantle, Chris Brown, an official of the Maritime Union, because he failed to disclose convictions.
Anthony Albanese has well-honed political skills, displayed both within the Labor Party and electorally. Paul Miller/AAP

Go target the Liberals, Albanese tells the Greens on his tail

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is not the only senior politician having conniptions about his seat. Anthony Albanese was in his New South Wales electorate of Grayndler on Monday, the first full day…

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