Former Labor frontbencher questions why ALP backs legislation the party opposes | Australia news

Former Labor frontbencher questions why ALP backs legislation the party opposes | Australia news

A former Labor frontbencher, Kim Carr, has challenged his party’s repositioning post-election, asking why the ALP would decline to vote against government legislation that contravened the party’s national policy platform. Carr’s pointed intervention came during a caucus meeting where the Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, told colleagues the Coalition would get most of its legislation through […]

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Alastair Campbell on the 'populist virus' and why Bill Shorten lost | Politics

Alastair Campbell on the ‘populist virus’ and why Bill Shorten lost | Politics

Alastair Campbell could not be happier to be in Australia next week. “I’m really glad I am going to be there when the wretched charlatan Boris Johnson becomes prime minister,” he says. “I cannot believe it is happening. I cannot believe that is happening to our country.” Campbell, who rose to prominence as former UK […]

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Labor to investigate how it lost unlosable election as national secretary quits | Australia news

Labor to investigate how it lost unlosable election as national secretary quits | Australia news

The Australian Labor party has instigated a targeted review of what went wrong during its 2019 election campaign, as its national secretary prepares to vacate the role. The review, to be headed by the former South Australian premier Jay Weatherill and former Queensland MP Craig Emerson, will focus on the campaign itself, including who knew […]

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Jay Weatherill asked to conduct ‘warts-and-all’ review of Labor’s election loss | Australia news

Former South Australian premier Jay Weatherill and retired Queensland MP Craig Emerson are expected to review Labor’s failed election campaign, as the party prepares for a confronting postmortem examination of its defeat. As MPs regroup under new leader Anthony Albanese following the 18 May election, the Labor executive has begun turning its mind to how […]

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Anthony Albanese frontbench: Bill Shorten named in ‘new team’ as Keneally the big winner | Australia news

Anthony Albanese has unveiled Labor’s new shadow ministry, saying the “outstanding new team” will hold the government to account and develop a fresh policy agenda to take to the next election. The former New South Wales premier Kristina Keneally is the big winner from the opposition leader’s cabinet shake-up, taking the position of shadow home […]

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Election lessons from regional Australia: why Labor got the push in the bush | Australia news

Contemptible. Stupid. Dipshits. Morons. Fools and worse. While there were patches of dissent, rural seats largely stuck with the Coalition in last week’s election, and the torrent of abuse for country people on social media was predictable. But after a week of rage and reflection, it’s more useful to pick apart why the Morrison government […]

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First Dog on the Moon lost the election for Bill Shorten! Coward! | First Dog on the Moon

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Federal election 2019: Jim Chalmers will not challenge Albanese for Labor leadership – politics live | Australia news

A Chinese company has suspended its bid for mining leases to develop a large coalmine next door to Adani’s proposed operation in Queensland. The China Stone project promised to create thousands of jobs, but the state government says the company has “voluntarily not progressed” with its mining lease applications. “MacMines has voluntarily not progressed their […]

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Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen pulls out of Labor leadership race – as it happened | Australia news

As I said, I’m very grateful to the caucus colleagues who have been supportive of me and I’m very pleased that I would have been able, in my view, to command the majority of the caucus. But it’s important that the next leader of the Labor party has as broad as support in the party […]

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Scott Morrison won the unwinnable election. Now the hard part begins | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

Australia has roiled for three years, only to end up back where it started when the former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull won the 2016 election by one seat. The Liberal National Coalition is back in power in Canberra, with a new leader, Scott Morrison. Morrison could govern with a two-seat majority. Perhaps three. Normally this […]

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