Archer is pushing for extensive reform in a party that is electorally on the ropes and out of office everywhere except her home state of Tasmania.
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
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The bar was always too hard for Dutton. This week’s budget, whatever criticisms can be made of it, has been an elusive target for the Liberals
While Albanese (who lands back in Australia on budget eve) basks in the international limelight, at home Treasurer Jim Chalmers this week has been feeling the heat of the spotlight.
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.
Price, the new shadow minister for Indigenous Australians, has been one of the loudest, most trenchant opponents of the Voice.
The Coalition’s position on the Voice is entirely consistent with their partisanship in this area of Aboriginal policy since the 1980s.
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Voters will justifiably ask why they should vote for a form of recognition opposed by the people who are to be recognised.
The unexpected contest will be a major test for opposition leader Peter Dutton, who is particularly unpopular in Victoria.
Comparisons of national polls over an eight-month period show support falling only among Coalition voters. This may not be fatal to the referendum’s chances, but it is serious.
Politicisation of taxpayer-funded advertising is wasteful and creates an uneven playing field in elections.
Latest polling gives the Albanese government a strong lead over the opposition; Victorian election results are close to being finalised.
The Labor federal government continues to poll strongly, maintaining a big two-party preferred lead.
Archer was the only Liberal to vote for the motion. But Karen Andrews, who has previously said Morrison should quit parliament, abstained. Morrison was Andrews’ secret co-partner in home affairs.
It is hard to say how big an influence the Nationals’ stance may have – but history shows us the Yes case in referendums is easily defeated.
It’s the biggest reform to federal public accountability for over 40 years, though questions remain over whether it’s been designed sufficiently to weather future political storms.
Dealing with the crisis, driven by the Ukraine war, is now Labor’s problem, and that gave Dutton something substantial to latch onto.