Bill Shorten was correct to ask for access to senior public servants amid confusion over whether the ‘caretaker period’ has begun.
It is unusual to invoke the caretaker conventions so far out from an election. So why is Labor clamouring for them to kick in?
The Transport Workers' Union is one of the three most influential unions within the ALP.
While trade unions still exert some influence on the ALP, it is nowhere near as much as it once was.
A Bill Shorten led Labor government would introduce a two-phase emissions trading scheme.
A Labor government would bring in its emissions trading scheme in two stages, together with a separate scheme for the electricity sector.
On Thursday, Bill Shorten was in Western Sydney promising a limited night ‘no-fly zone’ when the planned Badgerys Creek airport comes into operation.
When asked this week whether in retrospect she regretted the government trying to undo Labor's consumer protections, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer denied it had happened.
We’re off! The race to be Australia’s next prime minister has begun. What had until recently looked like being a gentle canter to the winning post for Malcolm Turnbull and his Coalition government now…
Malcolm Turnbull and the former member for Indi, Sophie Mirabella, attend a rally organised by owner-driver trucking companies.
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll has more dismal news for Malcolm Turnbull.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten says public confidence in the banking sector has taken ‘hit after hit’ in recent years.
Bill Shorten has promised a Labor government would set up a royal commission into misconduct in the banking and financial services industry.
As Labor nosed ahead of the government in the latest Newspoll, Michelle Grattan tells Stephen Parker this won't necessarily translate into an election loss for the Coalition.
Bill Shorten’s recent performances have displayed a note of confidence.
Next week Malcolm Turnbull will briefly take one foot off the domestic treadmill for his first visit to China as prime minister, going to Shanghai as well as Beijing.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten visiting Mercy Catholic College in the northern Perth suburb of Koondoola on Monday.
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Bill Shorten on Wednesday will launch a campaign to exploit Malcolm Turnbull's suggestion that it would be logical for state governments to take over full funding responsibility for public schools.
While Malcolm Turnbull still has a substantial lead over Bill Shorten as better prime minister, the gap has narrowed markedly.
The federal government has fallen behind Labor in Newspoll for the first time under Malcolm Turnbull, with Labor now leading 51-49% on a two-party basis.
While Labor goes into the election year as underdogs, the party's strategy to win government will capitalise on what it sees as its competitive advantages.
While Bill Shorten insists Labor has zero tolerance for instances of union thuggery and corruption, he tends to minimise the issue.
Bill Shorten should be praying those pesky crossbenchers give in to Malcolm Turnbull and pass the government's industrial legislation.
Malcolm Turnbull’s move to have the governor-general recall parliament, using an often-forgotten constitutional power, caught many political players off guard.
It can correctly be said Malcolm Turnbull is putting a gun to the heads of the crossbench – but it can’t be claimed he is being devious.
Malcolm Turnbull's ultimatum to the Senate – pass the government's industrial relations bills or face a double dissolution – is a confrontationist but canny strategy.
Already on the hustings: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a selfie with locals at Torrensville, South Australia.
The Coalition has a solid 53-47% two-party lead in the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll but Malcolm Turnbull's ratings have taken a hit in the last month.
One only has to know Malcolm Turnbull’s nature to understand his deep frustration at the government’s internal dissent.
The momentum for a July 2 double dissolution has accelerated with Malcolm Turnbull opening the way to bring the May 10 budget forward by a week. “The budget will be in May,” he said on Tuesday, as he prepared…
Malcolm Turnbull visiting Melbourne University’s BIO21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute on Monday.
The government and opposition are tied on 50-50 in the two-party vote in the latest Newspoll, while Malcolm Turnbull's satisfaction rating has fallen.
Bill Shorten hopes Pat Dodson’s presence in the Senate will help on the debate over constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Pat Dodson, the father of reconciliation, is set to become a Labor senator for Western Australia following Joe Bullock’s surprise announcement that he is quitting.
Labor’s proposals could address housing affordability.
The results of changing negative gearing are not as straight-forward as the government suggests.