In his second "vision statement" Albanese says he wants to pursue his “productivity project”, and paints himself as a fiscal conservative well removed from Bill Shorten's tax and spend approach.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese will emphasise his party's pro-business stance in a speech on Tuesday, departing from Bill Shorten's criticism of the “top end of town”.
Setka's resignation is a significant victory for Albanese, who had a good deal of credibility invested after repeatedly saying the rogue unionist would be ousted from the party.
The climate policy has become an article of faith within Labor, and among many supporters. It's also a policy that in the election split voters Labor needed, attracting some but driving away others.
Jim Chalmers on the need to change economic course.
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In this podcast, Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers argues the government can have both a more stimulatory policy and a surplus going forward.
Former national president of the ALP Mark Butler called for a root and branch overhaul of policy on Monday, in sharp contrast with the current ALP president, Wayne Swan.
The Victorian Supreme Court has dismissed the John Setka's bid to prevent the Labor party from expelling him, saying the legitimacy of the motion to expel him was not within the court's jurisdiction.
Parliament has now finished its sitting fortnight. Michelle Grattan discusses the key issues from it, including Labor's approach to passing legislation given its weaker position in the Senate.
Anthony Albanese on Labor’s hard times
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Anthony Albanese defends Labor's vote for the government's $158 billion tax package, supports an increase in Newstart, and strongly argues the need to take the superannuation guarantee to 12%.
"Yet to arrive at a final position," Senator Jacqui Lambie presses the federal government to forgive Tasmania's housing debt in exchange for support of the government's tax cuts.
Setka has been backed by the Victorian branch of his union who this week called for the national executive to issue a statement of support.
Albanese last week had Setka suspended from the party and will move for his expulsion when its national executive meets on July 5.
John Setka says he won't resign, and he has the backing of Victorian branch delegates, making it uncertain how things will play out.
The Setka affair is now dominating discussion at the highest level of the union movement.
Labor needs to better tune into middle suburbia, yet it can't afford to turn its back on the issues that concern its more progressive supporters. It will be a tricky balancing act.
Jim Chalmers, from the right of the Labor party, has been receiving support from those who believe the party needs generational change.
The Australian Labor Party's economic agenda seems to have overlooked three fundamental principles of behavioural economics.
The leadership will be decided by ballots of the party membership and the caucus, with a 50-50 weighting.
The Tasmanian seats of Bass and Braddon were always going to be key elements of a Coalition victory – and so it proved to be.
The outcome is completely opposite to the polls, which all had Labor ahead going into the election, albeit narrowly and with some tightening during the campaign.