Chris Johnson Senior cabinet minister Greg Combet has attacked some of his Labor Party colleagues as ''whingers'' in an angry and expletive-laden speech to supporters and donors, expressing his frustration at...
Michael Gordon A combination of bad management, poor communications, ill-discipline and poor timing by Labor have handed Tony Abbott a dream start to this election year.
Amanda Vanstone Political party rooms can be frustrating places. They are where all the different views from around the nation get an airing.
Michelle Grattan There's been sniping before between Labor and the Greens, but now we have a serious conflict.
Tim Colebatch Like them or loathe them, the Greens are Labor's ally.
Narelle Miragliotta Labor's recent declaration of war against the Australian Greens is a very public concession that the minor party has moved from political fringe dweller to a credible electoral threat.
Ross McMullin On October 30, 1907, a ballot for the leadership of the federal Labor Party was held.
In its first policy announcement for the 2012 election ACT Labor has promised to expand the nurse-led Walk-In Centre at Canberra Hospital by double funding for the service.
Peter Hartcher Queensland is the fourth state in four years to dismiss a Labor government. Those states contain 87 per cent of Australia's population.
Peter Costello Wayne Swan claims mining billionaires threaten our democracy. But the likes of Clive Palmer and Gina Rinehart do not threaten him nearly as much as another, far more important, species - the...
Robert Manne Almost every political observer recognises that unless something altogether unexpected happens, by late 2013 Australia will have an Abbott government.
Lenore Taylor Sometimes it's the biggest things that politicians don't want to talk about.
Paul Sheehan The following text message was allegedly sent by Peter Slipper on February 1 to one of his staffers, James Ashby: ''But you're [sic] call and no hard feelings in that you only want businesslike...
Michelle Grattan It's hard to go beyond that old cliche about dogs and fleas when considering the latest bizarre Peter Slipper twist, which has the government reeling yet again.
Shaun Carney Given a chance to rouse the troops, the PM again stuck to motherhood statements.
Phillip Coorey THE backlash against the Brumby government in Victoria has surprised federal Labor, jeopardised its health reforms and paved the way for a thrashing of NSW Labor on March 26.
Paul Austin The position of Brumby's Labor bears an uncanny resemblance to that of the Coalition when it lost by a whisker in the '99 poll.
Shaun Carney The Rudd government got a good sense of its political mortality this month. In politics, no matter how well you're travelling, it is always going to be a temporary proposition, and the home...
Rodney Croome The importance of Kevin Rudd's change of heart on marriage equality can't be overestimated.
Gerard Henderson Premier Barry O'Farrell is a proud follower of Robert Menzies (1894 to 1978), the founder of the modern Liberal Party.