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LABOR RELATIONS

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As reported on the ABC, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has flagged workplace relations changes to extend the rights of parents returning to work.The proposal is part of the government's ongoing quest to sharpen the policy differences with the Opposition, …

PLAYING TO THE GALLERY

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At the end of a long, bad week for the Gillard government, tempers are fraying. Departing minister Chris Evans this morning admonished those ALP colleagues who've taken to leaking constantly to the press, telling them to 'shut up, just shut up'. A minority …

GRAND PLANS

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The Daily Telegraph this morning released details of an intriguing Coalition policy discussion paper. It outlines a radical 'mega-project' to develop Northern Australia, essentially making all of the country above the 20 degree south parallel a special …

SAFE DEPOSIT?

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Superannuation policy is shaping up to be a key battleground between the major parties. The Opposition has vowed not to do anything that will affect the savings of older Australians. Whereas the Gillard government, needing new revenue sources …

SERIOUSLY

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Today is the first sitting day of parliament for the year, but no-one seems remotely interested in discussing the business of government.Following the publication of one very bad poll, the mainstream media has decided that it's time to renew speculation …

SHIFTING STRATEGY

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The resignations of ministers Nicola Roxon and Chris Evans were interpreted by many as a sign that the government is in chaos. It certainly topped off the most eventful week in recent memory for the ALP – and ensured that the certainty and stability …

BELEAGUERED

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This is probably not how Julia Gillard imagined her campaign would begin.The scandals were overlapping. Moses Obeid, the son of former NSW Labor power-broker Eddie Obeid, yesterday appeared to perjure himself in the ICAC witness box, caught out by a tape …

THE LONG CAMPAIGN

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Much to the surprise of the media, the Opposition and most of her own party, Julia Gillard took a tactical gamble yesterday by announcing the election date, September 14. While business, the public service and the public will likely appreciate knowing …

LABOR VALUES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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According to Julia Gillard's speech to the National Press Club today, Labor is about governing, not campaigning.Nevertheless, the goal of her address is to outline the key messages that Labor will take to the election.The government's priorities …

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