Wayne Swan has drawn a parallel between the the ALP’s ‘Laborism’ and New Labour’s ‘Third Way’ in the UK.
While both parties may have set out to modernise and renew their ideologies, the ALP's and Labour’s attempts to marry the old and new instead precipitated two separate identity crises.
Christianity’s effect on Australian politics is far from waning.
In a nation labelled secular, many of our elected representatives have strong religious ties, and this affects they way they the country is run.
Sam Dastyari was the Labor Party’s chief fundraiser in New South Wales from 2010 to 2013.
If we ban all donations from individuals and corporations, funding for political campaigns must come from elsewhere.
The fight over penalty rates is an issue made for Bill Shorten’s skill set.
For Bill Shorten, cuts to Sunday penalty rates could become a pale version of WorkChoices.
Vexed argument in the Labor Party about relations with Israel is set to come to a head at the conference later this month of the party’s dominant New South Wales branch. Barring the successful intervention…
Labor must explain how its additional funding will benefit students.
Here's why Labor’s figure for school funding is too high.
Politics podcast: Chris Bowen on Labor’s budget responses.
Labor is 'taking a bit of time' before announcing its position on the company tax cuts, Chris Bowen says.
Malcolm Turnbull speaks at the NSW Liberal budget lunch.
Only one in five believe they will be better off from the budget.
Bill Shorten used his budget-in-reply speech to appeal to middle Australia.
Labor needs to convincingly discredit the 2017 budget to the point that the government cannot use it to help restore its standing in the eyes of voters.
The Hawke Labor government had a strong incentive to seek a new approach to industrial relations when it came to office.
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The Prices and Incomes Accord was a series of agreements between Labor and the ACTU where unions would moderate their wage demands in exchange for improvements in the 'social wage'.
B.A. Santamaria (left) played a significant role in the Labor split and the formation of the Democratic Labor Party.
Viewed from today’s post-Cold War and secularised society, the conflicts at heart of the Labor split appear curiously arcane. Yet its ghosts remain.
Bill Shorten will say that without confidence in the policy environment, investors would never put up the billions of dollars required for energy projects.
Australia could be the 'energy capital of Asia' but instead it is going backwards, Bill Shorten will say in a speech on Thursday.
Labor's edge over the government in the polls has seen the party stay united. But it has not stopped speculation about whether frontbencher Anthony Albanese would be a better leader of the party.
Check out our interactives showing the total donations to Australia’s major parties in 2015-16, who the biggest donors to the parties were, and how donations to parties have changed in recent years.
Paul Keating took the prime ministership with a ‘comprehensive plan to get the country cracking’, but the task was daunting.
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Labor’s project of economic transformation hit some harder realities as Paul Keating assumed the top job. And a new push on remaking Australia stirred a brooding reaction of its own.
In times of budgetary constraint, the cost of Australia's welfare system has been regarded by many in the Coalition as a drag on economic growth. Labor's Jenny Macklin has a different take.
Kimberley Kitching was preselected for the Senate amid deep fighting within the Victorian Labor right faction.
The government is targeting Kimberley Kitching, Labor's controversial Senate replacement for Stephen Conroy.
Malcolm Turnbull refused to engage with what attitude he would take after the defeat of the same-sex marriage bill.
The government will push on with putting its legislation for a February 11 same-sex marriage plebiscite to the Senate.
There was concern in Labor ranks that more damaging information about Sam Dastyari might be about to come out.
Labor senator Sam Dastyari has been forced to quit the frontbench after Bill Shorten decided his position was untenable.
Labor senator Sam Dastyari admits he ‘made a mistake’ by accepting money from a Chinese company to cover a travel bill.
The pernicious influence of money on politics is a problem of political donations more generally, not just from foreign donors.