• Tokyo Asks for Arbitration in Dispute with Seoul over WWII Forced Labor 21 May 2019 01:38 Tokyo Asks for Arbitration in Dispute with Seoul over WWII Forced Labor TOKYO – Japan announced on Monday that it has asked for international arbitration to resolve its dispute with South Korea concerning South Koreans who were subjected to forced labor …
  • Bowen to put hand up for Labor leadership 21 May 2019 01:15 Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen is running for the position of Labor leader, putting him in contest with colleague Anthony Albanese. Mr Bowen, a member of the ALP right, will formally announce his bid on Tuesday morning in Sydney's Smithfield where he …
  • Bowen to run against Albanese for Labor leadership 21 May 2019 00:00 Labor’s treasury spokesman Chris Bowen will announce his decision to run this morning.Labor MP Jim Chalmers is also considering his options to enter the race.It comes after Mr Morrison is doing what he can to  deliver his election promise of an a $1080 tax …
  • IFA Statement on Department of Labor Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Joint Employer 20 May 2019 23:51 WASHINGTON, April 1- The International Franchise Association released the statement below following the Department of Labor Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Joint Employer Status under the FLSA: “Through this proposal, the Department of Labor has the chance …
  • Labor attorney launches run for U.S. Senate 20 May 2019 23:50 Katie LannanState House News Service Monday May 20, 2019 at 12:52 PM BOSTON -- Attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, a Democrat who had been considering a primary challenge against U.S. Sen. Ed Markey in 2020, is now officially in the race. "I have spent the …
  • Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen to run for Labor leadership 20 May 2019 23:38 Chris Bowen has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacant Labor leadership as the party seeks to move on from the weekend’s shock election loss. Mr Bowen, a member of the ALP right, will make an announcement on Tuesday in Sydney’s Smithfield where he …
  • Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen joins the race for Labor leader 20 May 2019 23:33 Updated May 21, 2019 09:24:13 Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen will nominate for Labor's leadership, setting up a battle with fellow frontbencher Anthony Albanese. Mr Bowen will officially join the race for Labor leader when he announces his plan to run …
  • Business, labor groups unite on call to delay paid-leave program 20 May 2019 23:11
  • PM's new plan as Labor leadership race continues 20 May 2019 23:01 Legislating the extra tax relief promised in the federal budget is likely to be front of mind for the prime minister when he meets with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today.That would allow the government to lock in its planned doubling of a tax offset that …
  • Labor blames scare campaign for backlash in regional communities 20 May 2019 22:33 Labor's Agriculture spokesman is blaming a scare campaign for the party's poor showing in regional electorates. Joel Fitzgibbon had a ten percent swing against him in the NSW blue collar electorate of Hunter, having his majority reduced to just two …
  • Labor and Management Share Dim View of OPM-GSA Merger Proposal 20 May 2019 22:30 Groups representing all levels of the federal career civil service have expressed serious reservations about the Trump administration’s plan to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration and transfer the independent …
  • Labor urged to back lower emissions goal 20 May 2019 21:55 Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor is putting pressure on Labor to step away from its 45 per cent emissions reduction and instead support the coalition's lower goal. The coalition has a 26 per cent emissions reduction target on 2005 levels by 2030, …
  • ‘World of pain’: Warning Labor ignored 20 May 2019 21:46 The latest Labor MP who has put his hand up for the leadership has opened up on why the party suffered such a disastrous loss on Saturday. Joel Fitzgibbon told Today this morning that he would “much rather someone else” be leader than himself. “But if I …
  • Elliot has her pick for Labor leader 20 May 2019 21:41 NEWLY re-elected Richmond MP Justine Elliot has thrown her support behind Anthony Albanese in his bid to become the next leader of the Labor party. Labor party members will have to vote on a new leader after Bill Shorten announced he will step down in the …
  • Labor faces bloodbath at next State poll 20 May 2019 21:18 THE Palaszczuk Government would be wiped out in a bloodbath if the federal election results were repeated at next year's state poll. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad would be swallowed by a rising Green tide in her South Brisbane electorate, while LNP swings …
  • Labor failed to heed warning bells in Queensland 20 May 2019 21:16 I am by nature wildly sociable but election nights are different. For me, the worst possible outcome is the ABC’s chief election analyst Antony Green being drowned out by amateur pundits and drinking games. I want to be left to watch the numbers. By 8pm on …
  • Labor's entire policy agenda is up for review, Jim Chalmers tells Q&A 20 May 2019 21:05 The Labor leadership aspirant Jim Chalmers says the party’s entire policy agenda, including its ambitious 45% emissions reduction target, could be upended in the wake of Saturday’s shock election loss. “Everything is up for grabs,” Chalmers told the ABC TV …
  • Potential Labor leaders weigh up options 20 May 2019 19:52 Anthony Albanese has stressed that he would not take a unilateral approach to policy-making if he convinces the federal Labor Party to make him their leader. But the long-time MP believes Labor needs to take a hard look at some of their policies after …
  • Opinion: Hinkler voters switched off to Labor from the start 20 May 2019 19:05 Opinion by editor Adam Wratten PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has etched himself a special place in the pages of the Liberal party and nation's history books with an election victory few saw coming. He deserves the plaudits. Saturday's election …
  • Labor attorney who led lawsuit against Uber launches run for U.S. Senate 20 May 2019 19:03
  • It's the grassroots, stupid: what Zali Steggall's campaign can teach Labor about winning 20 May 2019 18:59 As much as the Liberal party might hate to admit it, independent Zali Steggall had an unbeatable advantage in Warringah – she had genuine grassroots support. It might have started with a few disaffected moderate Liberal party members but the anti-Tony …
  • Regional Labor MPs call to ‘rip Adani Band-Aid’ 20 May 2019 18:00 REGIONAL Palaszczuk Government MPs are banding together in the wake of Saturday's brutal Federal drubbing, calling for the "band-aid to be ripped off on Adani". They want more regional members around the Cabinet table to send a message to …
  • Comment on IN PICTURES: UWP presents its election candidates by Labor power 20 May 2019 17:21 I am asking all logical thinking Dominicans, think about your country for once, don’t be bought again by this rouge regime of Roosvelt Skerrit, just sit and think, the money that you are being given to vote for the labor party is your money, they are …
  • Yair Golan: I am not running for Labor Party leadership 20 May 2019 16:52
  • Japan wants South Korean war labor claim arbitrated 20 May 2019 16:15 Japan yesterday said it wants to bring a bitter dispute with South Korea over compensation for wartime laborers to a panel for arbitration. Relations between the two US allies have been increasingly strained after South Korea’s top court last year …
  • Defeated Labor’s impossible dilemma 20 May 2019 15:23 As Labor reels from Saturday’s shock election defeat, the party now faces an undeniable dilemma if it hopes to recover. The ALP, which was founded on working class ideals, must now choose between supporting those battlers — or causes close to the hearts of …
  • Pregnant transgender man's baby died because nurse didn't realize he was in labor 20 May 2019 15:12 A pregnant transgender man delivered a stillborn baby after arriving to a hospital with severe abdominal pains, but a nurse did not consider it a pregnancy-related emergency (Picture: Getty Images)A pregnant transgender man delivered a stillborn baby after …
  • Jim Chalmers willing to battle Anthony Albanese for Labor leadership 20 May 2019 14:57 Updated May 21, 2019 00:36:17 Labor frontbencher Jim Chalmers is seriously considering a tilt at the Labor leadership in competition with Anthony Albanese. Key points: Jim Chalmers is from Labor's right faction, meaning Tanya Plibersek could remain …
  • Chalmers 'considering' Labor leadership 20 May 2019 13:41 Queenslander Jim Chalmers is considering running for the leadership of the Labor party and wants to play a substantial role in rebuilding after the election loss. The member for Rankin said on Q&A that he was talking to his colleagues and was …
  • Franklin Apprenticeships Teams with the Maryland Department of Labor to Develop Digital Apprenticeship Programs 20 May 2019 13:28 Program Provides Highly Skilled, Long-Term Employees for Local Companies with Job Openings Left Vacant Due to Lack of Qualified Workers BALTIMORE (PRWEB) May 20, 2019 Franklin Apprenticeships, a firm dedicated to helping businesses solve skilled labor …
  • Future Labor star entering big league 20 May 2019 13:08 Ms Smith was the second candidate on the party’s Senate ticket and is awaiting confirmation from the electoral commission. But once confirmed, she will enter the Federal Parliament with the support of two prominent South Australian politicians – former …
  • Chris Bowen and Jim Chalmers weigh up Labor leadership run against Albanese 20 May 2019 11:06 Two Labor rightwingers, Chris Bowen and Jim Chalmers, are weighing up whether to run for Labor leader against Anthony Albanese, effectively forcing the party to undertake a grassroots ballot. Bowen, Labor’s most senior rightwing figure, has lost bark in …
  • Japan seeks arbitration with South Korea over wartime labor compensation 20 May 2019 10:01 Japan on Monday called for the setting up of an arbitration board over compensation issues involving wartime Korean laborers, claiming South Korea has violated a 1965 bilateral pact that was designed to settle all such issues involving Japan’s 1910-1945 …
  • NT Labor optimistic of 2020 re-election after federal election results 20 May 2019 08:45 Posted May 20, 2019 18:17:25 When the Prime Minister flew into Darwin during the federal election campaign, he was more interested in criticising the Northern Territory's Labor Government than talking about his own agenda for the struggling …
  • Federal election 2019: Tanya Plibersek will not contest Labor leadership ballot – as it happened 20 May 2019 08:39 Prioritising counting postal votes in the close seats of Boothby (SA), Chisholm (Vic), Cowan (WA), Macquarie (NSW) and Wentworth (NSW) on Sunday provided a better picture of potential results in these close seats. Postal counts continue in the closest …
  • U.S. hotel profits hit all-time high, labor costs outgrowing revenues 20 May 2019 08:18 Hospitality Tatiana Rokou / 20 May 2019 09:24 202 Overall, gross operating profits (GOP) increased 2.8% on 2.9% total revenue growth.  BROOMFIELD, COLORADO - Results from STR’s 2019 HOST Almanac show that U.S. hotel industrywide house profit reached a …
  • Labor lost argument around jobs: NT govt 20 May 2019 08:09 Northern Territory Labor Chief Minister Michael Gunner has critiqued the party's federal election loss saying he believed it had won the "argument around jobs" in the NT but not in Queensland. The surprise federal election loss was partly the …
  • S Korea to carefully review Japan arbitration call on wartime labor 20 May 2019 08:05 The South Korean government will "carefully review" Japan's request for arbitration in a dispute over the issue of compensation for laborers made to work during Japan's colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, the Foreign Ministry said …
  • Chalmers considering Labor leadership run 20 May 2019 07:50
  • Here’s what a real ‘reform’ MTA labor contract would include 20 May 2019 07:44 The agreement ­between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its biggest union, the Transport Workers Union, expired last Wednesday, and workers didn’t go on strike. The union’s motto used to be “no contract, no work.” So the fact that we don’t …
  • Furious Labor voters place their blame on farmers 20 May 2019 07:41 THE internet has blown up with memes and tweets from furious Labor voters claiming Queenslanders and farmers were the reason for the Coalition’s election win. The Rural Weekly spoke to political expert Professor Geoff Cockfield from the University of …
  • S. Korea says will prudently consider Japan's call for arbitration panel over forced labor 20 May 2019 07:26 South Korea will look prudently into Japan's request for the formation of an arbitration panel involving a third-country member to address the long-simmering issue of Tokyo's wartime forced labor, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday. Earlier …
  • Investors bask in mother of all relief rallies as Labor fears dissipate 20 May 2019 07:22 They forgot the US market’s poor showing on Friday. Monday was Australia’s Day and investors were basking. The sharemarket gains, which took the index up to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis, were driven by the Australian banks, …
  • Nearly 3.16 million held for residency, labor, border violations across KSA 20 May 2019 06:24 JEDDAH: The Um Al-Qura newspaper, the official gazette of the Saudi government, has published new information concerning the laws and regulations of the Privileged Iqama, widely known as the Saudi “Green Card.” It also carried the conditions under which …
  • Labor scoops marginal NSW seat held by Liberal Party for more than two decades 20 May 2019 06:15 Posted May 20, 2019 14:59:26 Voters in Gilmore bucked the trend this federal election becoming the only seat in the country to turn its back on the Coalition and install a Labor MP. Key points: The seat of Gilmore in NSW has been held by the Liberal Party …
  • Plibersek not contesting Labor leadership 20 May 2019 06:01 Tanya Plibersek has announced she will not contest the Labor leadership. Ms Plibersek said she'd received support across the party to be elected leader, after Bill Shorten resigned on election night. "But now is not my time," she said in a …
  • How Labor elects a new leader 20 May 2019 05:06
  • Labor in damage control in Queensland with just one seat between Brisbane River and Cape York 20 May 2019 05:02 Updated May 20, 2019 14:49:03 After losing at least two seats in Queensland and counting underway to confirm if it will lose a third, the Labor Party is today assessing the damage in its former heartland. While Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed to …
  • Labor powerbrokers meet to find new leader 20 May 2019 03:14 Several Labor frontbenchers are sounding out support for a tilt at the party leadership, as officials meet to dissect the poor election result. Tanya Plibersek and left factional colleague Anthony Albanese are both contesting the ballot, with Chris Bowen …
  • Labor returned to Richmond 20 May 2019 03:03 Labor’s Justine Elliot has been returned to the seat of Richmond (Tweed, Byron and Ballina shires), after the surprise re-election of the Liberal-National Morrison government on Saturday. And like many elections preceding this, the Byron Shire Green vote …
  • Labor’s Snowdon claims victory in NT seat 20 May 2019 02:37 Long-serving Labor MP Warren Snowdon has claimed victory in the Northern Territory seat of Lingiari. With more than 66 per cent of votes counted by Monday morning, the swing towards Country Liberal Party candidate Jacinta Price was only 1.4 per cent and Mr …
  • Election Wrap: Morrison set to win majority as Labor leadership and Senate up for grabs 20 May 2019 02:32 The Coalition looks set to form a majority government in the 46th Parliament, following the 2019 Federal Election. As of Monday morning, the Australian Electoral Commission is showing the Coalition ahead in a total of 77 seats, which would put Prime …
  • Surprising new contender for Labor 20 May 2019 02:12 As Labor prepares to replace Bill Shorten in the wake of the party’s shock election loss, an unlikely contender is considering entering the race. Hunter representative Joel Fitzgibbon, who hung onto his seat despite a 10 per cent swing, said he was not …
  • ‘Disastrous’ comment that cost Labor 20 May 2019 02:01 Bob Katter has slammed Tanya Plibersek over Labor’s spectacular election loss in Queensland, blaming her and others who spoke out against the Adani coalmine for the unexpected result. The Maverick MP said the deputy opposition leader made a serious error …
  • Labor's election agenda 'way too grandiose' and painted a huge target on party, WA Premier says 20 May 2019 01:46 Updated May 20, 2019 11:31:16 Western Australia's Labor Premier, Mark McGowan, has described his party's failed federal election campaign as overly ambitious to appeal to his state. Key points: Labor allowed themselves to become the issue, the …
  • Anthony Albanese announces bid for Labor party leadership – video 20 May 2019 01:20
  • Beto O’Rourke’s Campaign Slams Anti-Labor Supreme Court Decision in Iowa 20 May 2019 01:07 DES MOINES, IOWA (May 17, 2019) —  In response to the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision today, Beto O’Rourke’s campaign in Iowa released the following statement from State Representative Chris Hall, Beto O’Rourke’s Iowa Political Director: “Today’s ruling …
  • Live: NSW Now: Drink driving now an automatic suspension, Labor MP blames 'left' policies for loss 19 May 2019 23:35 Updated May 20, 2019 08:58:37 Here's what you need to know this morning. Drink driving legislation Anyone caught drink driving in NSW will lose their licence for three months and be fined $561 after new legislation went live today. Prior to the reforms …
  • Scott Morrison’s Coalition could seal election majority today - and Labor could have less seats 19 May 2019 23:13 Scott Morrison's Coalition closes in on a majority and could seal it TODAY - as Labor braces to come out of their disastrous election with FEWER seats than before Final tally for seats in Parliament could end up being 77 Coalition and 68 Labor Result …
  • Ortt: Little progress to report on fight to defeat or modify farm labor bill 19 May 2019 22:37 Sen. Rob Ortt visited Reyncrest Farms in Corfu on Friday as part, he said, of regular visits to farms in Upstate New York to learn more about the potential impact of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act. He said he feels obligated to do it because the …
  • Iran Short Titles Win Big at Argentine Labor Film Festival 19 May 2019 21:52 TEHRAN (IFILM) -- Iranian shorts have won three awards at the 2019 Construir Cine International Labor Film Festival in Argentina. ‘The Respectful Gypsy’ by Mehdi Ghafouri received best short fiction award. The 22-minute film is about a group of gypsy women …
  • Tight Labor Market Holding Back Small Business Expansion 19 May 2019 21:35 What to Know According to the NFIB, labor quality has been the top issue for the last 16 months. CNBC and SurveyMonkey’s latest small business optimism index echoes that sentiment. Adam Rammel is gearing up for an expansion. The co-owner of Brewfontaine, a …
  • Live: NSW Now: Sharma to win Wentworth, Hunter MP blames Labor's 'left' policies 19 May 2019 21:11 Updated May 20, 2019 07:02:33 Here's what you need to know this morning. Dave Sharma set to take Wentworth The ABC's election computer is predicting the Liberal Party's Dave Sharma will pick up the Sydney seat of Wentworth from independent …
  • NSW Labor MPs move to block leadership aspirations of Chris Minns 19 May 2019 20:15 Updated May 20, 2019 06:04:57 The dust has barely settled from the federal election, but in New South Wales the knives are out and the battle is on to become the next state Labor leader. Kogarah MP Chris Minns will throw his hat into the ring as soon as …
  • Political experts: What went wrong for Labor in Flynn 19 May 2019 19:54 POLITICAL experts say a shake-up is needed to the Australian Labor Party to regain support in regional electorates including Flynn. Sweeping support for the Coalition was seen in Flynn, Capricornia and Dawson in the Federal Election off the back of the …
  • Votes for minor parties hurts Labor but Palmer overstates his influence 19 May 2019 18:55 Almost a quarter (24.7%) of all formal votes cast in the House of Representatives at Saturday’s election were for a minor party or an independent. This is a new record, exceeding the 23.5% who ignored the major parties in 2016. The story about why Labor …
  • CBD Melbourne: Liberals toast victory as Labor drowns sorrows 19 May 2019 17:01 Also among the relieved in the room: Cormack director Richard Alston, Senator James Paterson and high-spirited state MPs including David Davis and Tim Smith, swapping stories with former Olympic rower and ‘Oarsome Foursome’ member Mike McKay. At Malvern …
  • These six towns turned on Labor and helped save the Coalition 19 May 2019 16:51 Posted May 20, 2019 02:24:53 Bill Shorten will convene the national executive of Labor this week to work out how his party lost the election. Key points: Labor's primary vote declined, particularly in regional areas Voters in Queensland shifted from …
  • Kids ride free on Metra between Memorial Day and Labor Day 19 May 2019 15:15 CHICAGO (AP) - Metra says kids may ride for free this summer when accompanied by a parent. Suburban Chicago’s commuter rail agency says up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride for free with an adult from Memorial Day weekend through …
  • Man charged with stealing from the Department of Labor 19 May 2019 15:04
  • Shorten’s pick for new Labor leader revealed 19 May 2019 14:18 BILL Shorten has stepped down as the leader of the Labor Party but that doesn't mean his time in politics is over. The Opposition leader who last night fell short of winning the Prime Ministership for the second election campaign in a row relinquished …
  • Anna, you're next: State LNP buoyed by Labor rout 19 May 2019 14:18 SCOTT Morrison's demolition of the Labor Party in Queensland has sent spirits soaring in State LNP MPs, with a target now firmly fixed on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. The ALP's primary vote plummeted across the state, with a four per cent swing …
  • Australia's Labor party weighs up future after shock election defeat 19 May 2019 14:13 The fight for the future of Australia’s Labor party has begun after it lost what was considered up until the final days of the campaign to be an unloseable election, in a result that Labor MPs said was “devastating”. While counting was still ongoing, the …
  • DUMB LABOR NEEDS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE 19 May 2019 12:41 Labor and the Greens called this the climate change election. They were right. And — great news — they lost.  That’s why Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s “miracle” win is so massively important. Yes, the climate will now change. But it’s the cultural …
  • Election 2019: Shock Coalition win but ACT stays Labor, Zed prevails 19 May 2019 12:15 It’s been a night that defied many expectations nationally although in the ACT it’s business as usual. Photos: George Tsotsos. Despite a shock Coalition victory in the Federal election, the Canberra region will deliver a solid bloc of seats to Labor, with …
  • Election 2019: Eden Monaro & Gilmore swing to Labor, Hume goes with the flow 19 May 2019 12:15 Photo: Ian Campbell. Election results in Southern NSW stand in contrast to the national trend with two of the three electorates Region Media endeavours to serve retaining or turning to Bill Shorten’s Labor Party. Scott Morrison and the Liberal-National …
  • Will the Lack of Labor Limit Economic Growth? 19 May 2019 12:09 By J.P. Morgan Asset Management via Iris.xyz Last week’s employment report showed the U.S. unemployment rate falling to 3.6%, a multi-decade low. With little room for the unemployment rate to fall lower, many economists are growing increasingly concerned …
  • 'It's about jobs': Palaszczuk says Labor's message was too complex 19 May 2019 09:39 "And I think everyone will agree with me. It's about jobs." Ms Palaszczuk gave her own working class electorate of Inala as an example. "I know the number one issue they talk about is jobs; there is nothing more important than jobs,…
  • Shorten backs Plibersek as Labor leader 19 May 2019 09:38 The Australian is reporting that "several" senior sources inside the party have indicated Mr Shorten has voiced his support for Ms Plibersek.But she is yet to confirm she is running for the top job.Ms Plibersek – who holds the seat of Sydney – …
  • Shorten’s pick for new Labor leader 19 May 2019 09:11 Bill Shorten has stepped down as the leader of the Labor Party but that doesn’t mean his time in politics is over. The Opposition leader who last night fell short of winning the Prime Ministership for the second election campaign in a row relinquished …
  • How the polls got it so wrong predicting a Labor victory 19 May 2019 08:09 Updated May 19, 2019 17:59:25 It was predicted to be the federal election Labor simply couldn't lose, but after last night's surprise Coalition win, the opinion poll may struggle to stand the test of time. Experts say cost cutting and technological …
  • Anthony Albanese kicks off Labor leadership race with call for policy shift 19 May 2019 08:02 Anthony Albanese is making a concerted play for the Labor leadership, declaring the party’s policy direction needs to change but signalling he would promote progressive values, as the count continues after Saturday night’s election. The high-profile New …
  • Albo explains why he’s running for Labor leadership 19 May 2019 07:59
  • Election 2019 sees Victorian Liberals fend off Labor challengers in Melbourne's east 19 May 2019 07:12 Updated May 19, 2019 16:54:52 Labor is set to claim at least three new seats in Victoria, but a repeat of November's state election thumping has not eventuated, with the Liberal Party holding onto a swag of seats in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. The …
  • Labor begins election defeat postmortem with internal blame game 19 May 2019 07:06 The knives are out internally after Labor’s weekend election defeat, with widespread criticism of the performance of the party’s national secretary, Noah Carroll, including allegations he ignored negative messages about Labor’s policy agenda emanating from …
  • Labor set to hold Ipswich for another three years 19 May 2019 06:43 HE IS on track for a fifth election victory, but Shayne Neumann is reluctant to be drawn on his future as a cabinet minister if Bill Shorten wins government tonight. The Member for Blair was criss-crossing Ipswich's pre-polling booths yesterday morning …
  • Milton Dick defies swing in Labor stronghold of Oxley 19 May 2019 06:43 THERE was no close shave for Labor incumbent Milton Dick in the stronghold of Oxley, with a swing of about 1 per cent against the party not nearly enough to threaten. Mr Dick said he was expecting a swing of less than 1 per cent against Labor after postal …
  • Winning the wealthy and losing the workers: how Labor's Victorian vote transformed 19 May 2019 06:01 “We have a problem with lower socio-economic voters.” That was the assessment of a senior Victorian Labor party source, who declined to be named, as he explained the lessons of the federal election from the most progressive state in the country. Victorian …
  • Albanese to contest Labor leadership 19 May 2019 05:58 Anthony Albanese declared he'd put his name forward to be federal Labor leader and then decided a beer should be his next move. A self-declared man of the people, Mr Albanese lost an historic leadership ballot to Bill Shorten in 2013, despite winning …
  • Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader 19 May 2019 05:45 By PTI MELBOURNE: Australia's ruling Conservative Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday made a "miraculous" comeback in the general election, defying exit polls and devastating the opposition Labor Party, forcing its leader …
  • 'I'm the best person to lead Labor': Albanese enters party leadership race 19 May 2019 05:44 Updated May 19, 2019 14:26:46 At least three candidates have emerged as possible leaders for the Labor Party following the Opposition's shock federal election loss. Key points: Labor is seeking a new leader after Bill Shorten decided to step down …
  • Albo’s bold pitch for Labor leadership 19 May 2019 05:28 Mr Albanese gave a press conference at the Unity Hall pub in Sydney to announce he would be running for the leadership just moments after Bill Shorten issued a statement saying he would ask the Labor executive to immediately begin the process of electing …
  • Analysis: 'We scared the s**t out of them': Why WA voters couldn’t stomach Shorten’s Labor 19 May 2019 04:24 Posted May 19, 2019 14:03:40 Labor thought the federal election was its big chance in Western Australia to seriously eat into blue territory in a key Liberal heartland. After Labor's landside state election victory in 2017, the party wanted to show …
  • Labor’s last hope in Queensland: Tight count in north Brisbane seat 19 May 2019 03:41 Labor is clinging to the hope of holding a marginal north Brisbane seat, after a sea of LNP blue inundated Queensland at last night’s election. The seat of Lilley, previously held by former deputy prime minister and treasurer Wayne Swan, was the only …
  • Labor leadership race ramps up 19 May 2019 03:08 Candidates for the top job have a week to nominate, public members of the Labor party then have two weeks to vote on who they want as leader, and then a ballot is held among the Labor party’s MPs, according to the party’s rules put in place after the Rudd- …
  • Defeat, surrender and Labor’s epic failure 19 May 2019 03:08 A crushing pall of averageness hangs over the nation. Given a choice between complicated somethings and a simpler nothing, voters scurried for the latter, figuring, at least it’s familiar.That’s what the morning after feels like to Labor’s true believers …
  • Albo puts his hand up for Labor role 19 May 2019 02:34 The body isn’t even cold yet but the contest to be the next Leader of the Opposition is well underway, with three contenders stepping forward. Bill Shorten announced in his concession speech last night that he would step down, after Labor’s humiliating and …
  • Tanya Plibersek eyes Labor leadership as party reels from defeat 19 May 2019 02:29 Labor’s deputy leader Tanya Plibersek is considering running as leader in the wake of the party’s shock election loss, as she concedes the opposition’s campaign message was “hard to explain”. As the party reels from its surprise defeat to Scott Morrison – …
  • How Labor lost the unloseable election 19 May 2019 00:50 Labor insiders admitted the policy to remove generous share tax refunds — paid mostly to retirees — was “killing us” in Queensland and New South Wales.The Opposition had banked $58 billion in savings over the decade from the tax overhaul to spend on its …
  • Labor leadership contenders emerge after party's shock election loss 19 May 2019 00:44 Updated May 19, 2019 10:39:07 Labor deputy Tanya Plibersek is considering running for her party's leadership following the Opposition's shock election loss. Key points: Labor is seeking a new leader after Bill Shorten decided to step down Deputy …