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.
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese has announced an initiative that would see a Labor government implement an Australian Centre for Disease Control.
Chris Bowen on the recession, aged care and priorities for health policy.
Michelle Grattan sits down with shadow health minister Chris Bowen
Bowen will also highlight the rising gender gap in the study of economics.
In a lecture to be delivered on Wednesday, Chris Bowen says he is concerned that "the nation will lose out...if fewer young people are trained in the fundamentals of good economic decision making".
Anthony Albanese speaks to the media in Sydney on Thursday.
Labor needs to better tune into middle suburbia, yet it can't afford to turn its back on the issues that concern its more progressive supporters. It will be a tricky balancing act.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen MP addresses the media outside his childhood home in Smithfield on Tuesday.
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The leadership will be decided by ballots of the party membership and the caucus, with a 50-50 weighting.
Sources said Chalmers would not run if Bowen, also from the right, stood.
Labor's finance spokesman Jim Chalmers confirmed he is considering standing for leader, which would put him up against leftwinger Anthony Albanese, who is already campaigning hard for the position.
In Tuesday night’s budget we can expect a last ditch attempt to woo voters ahead of the election in May.
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It’s your money they’re spending in this election-eve budget. Here’s how we’re covering the story.
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The Conversation's editors and experts are off to Canberra for budget lockup at parliament house next Tuesday. They'll have early access to what the government plans to do with our money this year.
Chris Bowen on the budget and Labor’s policies
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen tells The Conversation he accepts that big business will "lobby on their own path".
The opposition initially said it would not change its plan but would ensure pensioners were protected in other ways.
Labor has capitulated to pressure to exempt pensioners from its plan to end cash refunds for dividend imputation credits.
Chris Bowen says that failure to reform negative gearing and family trusts will put increasing tax pressure on low- and middle-income earners.
Chris Bowen will target tax loopholes and concessions in a speech on Monday.
Housing policymaking hasn’t gone smoothly since Tony Abbott sidelined the experts by scrapping the National Housing Supply Council in 2013.
Unaffordable housing and homelessness are burning issues. Policymaking has suffered from a critical lack of data and expert input since the National Housing Supply Council was axed in 2013.
Bill Shorten says Labor’s targeting of trusts is about delivering a level playing field in tax.
Labor has proposed a crackdown on discretionary trusts, which would raise $4.1 billion over the forward estimates and $17.2 billion over a decade.
Politics podcast: Chris Bowen on Labor’s budget responses.
Labor is 'taking a bit of time' before announcing its position on the company tax cuts, Chris Bowen says.
Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen told the National Press Club that a Labor government would “show the ratings agencies the quality of our plans.”
The S&P Global report cites the potential for low wage growth and low inflation as a 'downside risk' for the projections on getting to budget balance.
Politics podcast: Andrew Giles on schools funding.
Andrew Giles says the strong opposition from Catholic schools to the government's education package is because they were given 'almost no notice' of the funding changes.
Labor’s Chris Bowen says Australian workers are doing it tough.
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Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen said Australian wages growth is at record lows. Is that true?
Chris Bowen and Tony Burke put out Labor’s costings just after Malcolm Turnbull’s official launch of the Coalition’s campaign.
Labor has unveiled its costings, showing it would have a deficit of around $16 billion higher across the forward estimates than that shown in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Outlook.
Labor announced a suite of savings measures at a press conference in Sydney.
Labor’s weakest flank in this election is economic credibility and it knows it. A combination of the past, including memories of Wayne Swan’s ever-elusive surplus, and the present, with the perception…