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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Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison’s government on track for majority with 78 seats – politics live | Australia news

I am a friend of Chris Bowen. We have been friends for a very long time. He has my respect. He puts his bid towards not just caucus members but every single member of the Australian Labor party. The membership will have an opportunity to have a say. One of the good things about our […]

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Labor lost the unloseable election – now it’s up to Morrison to tell Australia his plan | Katharine Murphy | Australia news

There are a number of unknowns with Saturday night’s result – including whether Scott Morrison will govern in majority or in minority. But some things can be known. This was an election in large part about the climate emergency, and the field evidence shows Australia in 2019 is deeply divided about the road ahead. Some […]

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Federal election 2019: nation in mourning for Bob Hawke – politics live | Australia news

The national security committee of cabinet was briefed about all aspects of the American refugee swap deal in late 2016, including the resettlement of two Rwandan men accused of murdering tourists in Uganda. Guardian Australian understands the NSC was briefed, and the then treasurer, Scott Morrison, the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, and the foreign […]

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