Australian politics, society & culture


Tanya Plibersek plays it cool
By John van Tiggelen
Victorian Labor leader Daniel Andrews keeps his head down
By John van Tiggelen
Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott at the opening of parliament, November 2013. © Gary Ramage / Newspix  
The distance between us and our rulers is getting bigger
By Richard Cooke
The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split
By Amanda Lohrey
Sam Dastyari (L) and federal minister Anthony Albanese at the ALP National Conference in Sydney, 2011 © Dean Lewin / AAP
Is the general of NSW Labor serious about reform?
By Nick Bryant
By Mungo MacCallum
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Forty years since ‘It’s Time’
By Michael Gurr
Bill Shorten, Beaconsfield, 2006. © Wayne Taylor / Fairfax Syndication
Bill Shorten
By John van Tiggelen
The Greens party room, December 2011. © Australian Greens
Divided We Fall
By Sally Neighbour
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
NSW Labor
By Mark Aarons
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
By Guy Pearse
Campaign poster for the NSW Labor Party, circa 1928. Courtesy of the National Library of Australia
By Mark Latham