The ALP, the Libs, the Greens, the split
The Tasmanian election
In Tasmanian politics, there is an obsession that the Liberal and Labor parties share: if only the Greens would go away. It’s like some pesky virus from another planet, and not even the most drastic medicine can effect a cure. In 1998 the ALP and the Liberal Party went so far as to collude in altering the state’s constitution in an attempted shut-out of minor parties. The amendmen
Is the general of NSW Labor serious about reform?
Sam Dastyari tries to fix the ALP
At a Sunday morning branch meeting, held in a community hall decorated with faded gold drapery, just 21 people have turned up. Only four are under 30. In what was once a Labor heartland, many of the blue-collar strivers now vote Liberal. “It’s a tough battle of late being a Labor member,” says one weary party worker.
This morning, the meeting will be addressed by a &ldquo