Time is running out for the Western Australian Liberal Party. Polling points to a massive Labor landslide at the upcoming state election on March 13.
Following the airing of an historical claim made by a woman that she was allegedly raped by a man who is presently a member of the federal cabinet, Scott Morrison has been called upon to set up an inquiry.
The government has backed down from its plan to legislate for the suspension of the Better Off Overall Test for COVID-affected businesses.
Queensland was a smoking ruin for federal Labor in 2019. As we head towards a possible election later this year, the sunshine state presents a big challenge — and opportunity — for Anthony Albanese.
Anthony Albanese will risk a backlash from employers when he releases an industrial relations policy promising a substantial increase in the rights of Australians in insecure work.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Anthony Albanese on Labor policy.
Michelle Grattan talks with Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese about the inner-workings of the party, and possible policy points before the next election.
Fitzgibbon's right-wing parliamentary colleagues seemed to accept his public undermining of Mark Butler. It will be interesting to see if they permit the same treatment of Bowen.
“I will be the leader of this country after the next election,” Albanese declared as he ended the news conference where he announced his reshuffled frontbench. It smacked of a message to himself.
Chris Bowen will replace Mark Butler as climate and energy spokesman, signalling a shift on a difficult policy area for Labor.
If we remain relatively virus-free, politics in 2021 should become more normal than in 2020. And that will affect strategies on both sides.
two views on increasing the super contribution.
Michelle Grattan talks with Brendan Coates and Greg Combet about the plans to increase the compulsory superannuation contribution.
Anthony Albanese has announced that the Labor party will hold its national conference “virtually”.
With an election possible next year, the Labor leader is faced with a near unsolvable puzzle.
It's unsurprising that Anthony Albanese is looking over his shoulder, because last term he was sitting on Bill Shorten's shoulder, waiting for an opportunity to strike.
Joel Fitzgibbon on Labor climate policy and leadership.
Michelle Grattan discusses labor climate policy and internal politics with former front bencher Joel Fitzgibbon
In Opposition leader Anthony Albanese's budget reply, he spoke of a $20 billion plan to modernise Australia's electricity grid, and an extra $6.2 billion over four years for affordable childcare.
The Victoria branch-stacking scandal couldn't have hit at a worse time for Anthony Albanese - the middle of the byelection in Eden-Monaro, a marginal Labor seat which he desperately needs to hold.
Daniel Andrews speaks about the allegations against Somyurek.
Branch stacking has been a problem for a long time in Australia, and changing it will take a genuine will to make party processes more open and accountable.
Mark Butler expresses his confidence in the Labor party's climate change policy, especially in light of the next election.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese, pictured at a cabinet meeting this month, says coal has a future under the renewables expansion.
On the issue of a retreat from coal, Albanese is trying to walk both sides of the highway by wandering down the middle.