Word from The Hill: Scott Morrison has decided electric cars won’t threaten Aussie weekends
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
Labor MP Anthony Byrne to the finance department by Anthony Albanese to investigate his employment of taxpayer-funded staff who didn’t show up
Albanese’s failure to act against Labor MP Anthony Byrne smacks of double standards on integrity
Branch stacking raises broader questions about the health of our political parties. There are alternative forms of representation that could bring ordinary Australians into the political system again.
Michelle Grattan talks politics with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher
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.
Branch stacking may not be be new. But if the ALP is to fend off political rivals in the future, it will need to get serious about reform.
The ALP national executive has deployed sweeping intervention in the wake of the ‘branch stacking’ scandal.
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.