Australian politics, society & culture

Labor Party

Remembering Gough Whitlam puts modern Labor to shame
Tanya Plibersek plays it cool
Another week, another disaster for Labor. The whacking in the west was not unexpected – indeed, it was not even as bad as had been feared. At one stage the prediction was for the loss of 12 seats; it now looks a though this will be limited to nine...
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Australia’s policy drought
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Forty years since ‘It’s Time’
John McTernan, Parliament House, Canberra, 20 April 2012. © Penny Bradfield/Fairfax Syndication
Julia Gillard’s hard-nosed director of communications
Bill Shorten, Beaconsfield, 2006. © Wayne Taylor / Fairfax Syndication
Bill Shorten
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Forgotten People, Elites and Class Warfare