Two party figures say open debate at the party’s triennial conference is being shut down.
- by David Crowe, Paul Sakkal and James Massola
Giving the states a kick up the bum while offering them cash to really put more housing stock into the market is one step to repairing the damage caused by decades of poor policy.
- by Shane Wright
The LNP would not be drawn on the chances of Greens Brisbane mayoral candidate Jonathan Sriranganathan but was quick to warn of a “coalition of chaos”.
- by Felicity Caldwell
The Andrews government has sacked 49 Department of Justice executives, while three deputy secretaries have left the Treasury.
- by Annika Smethurst and Cameron Houston
The panel set up to hire a new transport boss found Josh Murray, the former Labor staffer given the job by minister Jo Haylen, did not have enough experience for the role and that appointing him would be a “significant risk”.
- by Michael McGowan and Max Maddison
CFMMEU national secretary Zach Smith says ordinary Australians cannot afford to see the two bodies stacked with “captains of industry with little insight into their daily struggles”.
- by Paul Sakkal and James Massola
Voters are split on whether the federal stoush over housing policy is important enough to trigger a double-dissolution election, but a clear majority has rejected the idea of going to the polls before 2025 even if the deadlock continues.
- by David Crowe
Readers respond to the push for a Matildas public holiday; The Voice; and seas rising in the Pacific.
Branch memberships are a point of influence within Labor, with larger member rolls providing factional leaders with more votes at state conferences to shape party policy.
- by Annika Smethurst, Kieran Rooney and Broede Carmody
Victoria’s integrity bodies aren’t set up to deal with misconduct like this. It means the Labor Party will be more focused on the leakers than the forgers.
- by Annika Smethurst
Federal Labor MP Anthony Byrne has blown the whistle on branch stacking within the ALP in Victoria, admitting to being involved and describing the system as "well entrenched".