Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers on promoting vaccine uptake and a ‘modest spending program’
Michelle Grattan discusses the next election with shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers.
The opposition has urged the government to provide a $300 incentive payment to everyone who is fully vaccinated by December 1, to accelerate the rollout.
Mark Butler on the vaccine rollout and democracy in the Labor Party.
Michelle Grattan discusses the vaccine rollout, aged sector, and internal Labor politics with shadow minister Mark Butler
Rebel federal backbencher Joel Fitzgibbon says Labor should scrap the rank and file’s role in electing the leader, returning all the power to the caucus.
Labor’s primary vote tanked on the weekend, buoying Scott Morrison’s hopes of a strong Coalition victory at the next federal election.
A Labor government would provide support for aspiring young entrepreneurs to spend a business-focused year working with a university or private sector incubator to develop their startup enterprise or idea.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
Anthony Albanese will promise a Labor government would deliver a discount to cut the cost of electric cars and install community batteries, in initiatives costing $400 million over several years.
A Labor government would set up a $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund to promote manufacturing in Australia’s post pandemic economy. The fund, to be announced on Tuesday as Labor begins its national…
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Ahead of the state election on March 13, WA’s premier is enjoying a huge poll lead. He is so popular, a voter even got a tattoo of McGowan’s face.
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.