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The battle for Braddon: High stakes meet low voter enthusiasm

The battle for Braddon: High stakes meet low voter enthusiasm

The Liberal Party could make history in Braddon. But are voters here prepared to give their dual citizen Labor MP another chance?

  • by Michael Koziol

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Labor leader Bill Shorten's seat switch is off
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Labor leader Bill Shorten's seat switch is off

Opposition Leader is staying in Maribyrnong, party members told, as factions work to carve up other Victorian seats

  • by Noel Towell
Bill Shorten says he knew nothing of bullying claims against Labor MP
Bill Shorten

Bill Shorten says he knew nothing of bullying claims against Labor MP

Bill Shorten’s office insists he knew nothing of the bullying claims against Labor MP Emma Husar, while senior frontbencher Anthony Albanese has defender her as “a terrific person to deal with”.

  • by David Wroe
Kill Bill and murder Malcolm: Labor and Liberal go for broke in election litmus test
Malcolm Turnbull

Kill Bill and murder Malcolm: Labor and Liberal go for broke in election litmus test

With so much at stake, and advertising relatively cheap, the major parties are bombarding this regional electorate with negative campaigning.

  • by Michael Koziol
Turnbull, Shorten call on Pope to sack Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson
Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull, Shorten call on Pope to sack Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson

Bill Shorten has backed the PM's call for the Pope to sack Philip Wilson.

  • by Joanne McCarthy
New ACTU president Michele O'Neil vows not to pull punches

New ACTU president Michele O'Neil vows not to pull punches

New ACTU president Michele O’Neil says she will not pull back from criticising Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten when their policies clash.

  • by Anna Patty
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Bill Shorten labels probe into Catholic education as un-Australian
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Bill Shorten labels probe into Catholic education as un-Australian

Catholic Education Melbourne is under investigation by the charities regulator for a robocall campaign during the Batman byelection.

  • by Michael Koziol
'Make the floor the law': Shorten on GST
Bill Shorten

'Make the floor the law': Shorten on GST

"Make the floor the law," Mr Shorten said to reporters in Fremantle on Saturday.

  • by staff writers
Shorten says Treasury appointment shows Liberals 'addicted to stacking' government with their mates

Shorten says Treasury appointment shows Liberals 'addicted to stacking' government with their mates

The Labor leader's strong comments raise doubts about whether he could work with incoming Treasury boss Philip Gaetjens.

  • by Michael Koziol
States swing to Labor in grim poll for Turnbull
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Malcolm Turnbull

States swing to Labor in grim poll for Turnbull

Fairfax/Ipsos results signal risks for Coalition at July 28 byelections

  • by David Crowe
Bill Shorten under pressure to take on Labor Right 'boys club'
Bill Shorten

Bill Shorten under pressure to take on Labor Right 'boys club'

The Opposition Leader is facing calls to stare down his own faction and back female candidates to contest two of the country's most important seats.  

  • by Eryk Bagshaw