After last-minute deliberations between Labor powerbrokers and unions, the AUKUS pact was endorsed by the ALP at its national conference this Friday
He says factional dominance causes unnecessary division, with the risk of forcing new recruits to the party into an “uncomfortable choice”
As they fight for the affections of the same voters, the two parties have engaged in a particularly nasty debate over housing.
Delivering the Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration in Adelaide the Prime Minister will say the coming referendum, to be held later this year, “can be a moment of Australian unity”.
The Labor Party will hold its national conference in Brisbane. Coincidentally, the venue is in the electorate of Griffith, which Labor lost to the Greens in 2022
In this podcast, Labor MP Julian Hill joins Michelle Grattan to discuss the job market and getting people into work, artificial intelligence, Julian Assange, and TikTok.
The infrastructure pipeline includes rail and road projects in the capitals as well as rail and road construction and upgrades in regional and outback areas
Anthony Albanese’s attention is laser-like on the Voice, and trying to get up a yes vote. Peter Dutton, for a mix of motives, is focusing on the NT situation, as he campaigns against the Voice.
This is the first time in more than a century that a government has won a byelection from an Opposition
Like Labor’s recent post-mortem, the Liberal analysis also points to the key importance of voters’ negative perceptions of Scott Morrison in his government’s election loss.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says the biggest outcome he wants from this week’s jobs and skills summit “is the beginning of a new culture of co-operation”
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Associate Professor of journalism Dr. Caroline Fisher talk about this week in politics.
While membership of the major political parties has plummeted, footy club membership has soared. So what can the major parties learn from footy clubs about how to grow community support?
Two regional seats that straddle the NSW/Victorian border, Eden-Monaro and Gippsland, are geographically close. But these seats repeatedly return very different election results.
The issues before us are too difficult, too important and too pressing to abandon them to political point-scoring or ideological zealotry.
Humour is now part of the modern election campaign. Facebook and TikTok have become joke battlegrounds.
The Coalition’s climate policy is consistent with a very dangerous 3°C of global warming. But one party is comfortably consistent with keeping warming at safe levels.
Anxious not to be easy targets for their pro-business opponents, labour parties everywhere now run on a ‘thin ideological platform’. Anthony Albanese’s ALP is no exception.
If Labor could harness the uni-educated urban vote in Australia the way the Liberals have in Canada, they would more easily win federal elections.
Whether the late senator’s treatment was unfairly harsh or part of the tough business of politics depends on who you ask – and in public life, the line between the two can be very fine indeed.