Bill Shorten’s strong ties to the union movement are problematic for his credibility as alternative prime minister.
Bill Shorten can heave a sigh of relief at the statement from the royal commission into union corruption that he didn’t do anything illegal in the activities it examined in his Australian Workers' Union…
University of Canberra Acting Vice-Chancellor Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
Bill Shorten has emerged from the royal commission with wounds that are not mortal for his leadership but serious enough to set it back.
Bill Shorten's appearance at the royal commission has not only damaged him but diverted a good deal of attention from the signs of division and tension at senior levels of the Abbott government.
Bill Shorten in 2006, as Victorian branch secretary of The Australian Workers' Union.
Former ALP national secretary Bob Hogg has called on Bill Shorten to fall on his sword, and attacked Labor figures who have defended him.
Labor leader Bill Shorten will appear before the royal commission into trade union governance and corruption.
Bill Shorten will give evidence at the royal commission into union corruption, which is probing the conduct of the Australian Workers Union, of which he is a former Victorian and national secretary.
Bill Shorten has questions to answer over his time as the head of the AWU, according to Tony Abbott.
The government has always seen Bill Shorten's union past as a prime target, and now it is starting to take serious aim.
Paul Howes at the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday.
The chief of the Australian Workers' Union, Paul Howes, has called for a “grand compact” between business, unions and government…
Twitter users are using the #auspol hash to pursue allegations against Julia Gillard.
Recent opposition attacks on Julia Gillard’s ethics have been underpinned by an unprecedented underground online campaign prosecuted on social media. The questions raised by Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop…
Julia Gillard has repeatedly answered questions about her role with the AWU, but it’s not enough for some journalists.
Every time Prime Minister Julia Gillard repeats statements that she’s “done nothing wrong” in the AWU slush fund scandal story, it seems another journalist joins the fray. No one covering the story has…
Paul Howes (pictured) believes the Greens represent a threat to Labor’s electability.
Governments and their partisans are usually reluctant to admit that they might be unpopular for a reason. Labor partisans have offered many explanations for the unpopularity of the Gillard government…