Michelle Grattan One thing sure to ''leak'' is a prime ministerial lecture to the troops about leaking. So you have to wonder why Julia Gillard would have left herself so open at her first caucus of the year.
Katharine Murphy The editor of Britain's The Sun coined the phrase 'reverse ferret' as an abrupt change of position.
Peter Hartcher Labor has overwhelmingly endorsed the candidate of the unions and the party machine over the candidate of the people.
Tony Wright There had been much over-excited expectation of something ... anything ... happening at Tuesday's meeting of the Gillard government's caucus.
Tony Wright Lewis Carroll knew a caucus when he saw one in his luxuriant imagination.
Judith Ireland Kevin Rudd may be busy offering his assistance to the Labor Party, but he is not the only ALP member here to help.
Peter Hartcher Julia Gillard's venture into the so-called ''gender wars'' has been an unmitigated disaster with the voting public.
Nicholas Stuart If anyone tells you they know who will be prime minister in a fortnight's time they are lying.
Anne Summers Does Julia Gillard have a woman problem? On Tuesday she launched Women for Gillard, a campaigning organisation designed to boost her support and to raise funds, which is modelled on the highly...
Mark Kenny Like the carnivorous Dasyurus (quoll), Factius Powbrokius is mostly timid and rarely sighted in the open.
Mark Kenny Julia Gillard remains resolute, determined to lead the government into the September election despite voter sentiment portending an electoral bloodbath, and despite a flurry of speculation both...
Mark Kenny Julia Gillard remains resolute, determined to lead the government into the election despite voter sentiment portending an electoral bloodbath, and despite a flurry of speculation both inside the...
Mark Kenny Doug Cameron is not one to take backward steps and wasn't doing so on Wednesday.
Michael Gordon For more than two years, Rod Cameron's pessimism about Labor's prospects has been a strictly private affair.
Mark Kenny Doug Cameron isn't one to take backward steps and he wasn't doing so on Wednesday morning when he made repeated media appearances variously explaining, justifying, and validating, what looked like a...
Judith Ireland Earlier this week, Joel Fitzgibbon, the member for Hunter and Jokes A Go-Go, made major fun of the fact that Labor MPs were given talking points.
Jacqueline Maley When Julia Gillard addressed her first caucus meeting as Prime Minister after the 2010 election, her Labor colleagues gave her a standing ovation.
Peter Hartcher When the union movement's new ad campaign hit TV screens this week, it took the Liberal Party - and many in Labor - by surprise.
Peter Hartcher Tony Abbott began his public backdown on Thursday morning by saying: "Well, it is pretty clear the people have spoken and the electoral funding bill is dead.
Jacqueline Maley Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey thought he was having a good week. And he was, right up until the moment he called 2GB broadcaster Alan Jones on Wednesday morning.