In the absence of a compelling leader or a sufficiently self-destructive government, Labor is now taking the only option left to make itself competitive at the next election – policy differentiation.
The Political Weekly: Gamesmanship on terror, half-baked slogans and a rookie PR blunder.
Timing is everything in politics, and recently Labor has been missing the mark on same-sex marriage. Perhaps part of the problem is a dearth of guidance from wiser heads who have come before.
The Political Weekly: Overnight sensations, sloppy rhetoric and a spectacular own goal. Analysis of the week in politics.
If Bill Shorten concludes that Labor’s best hope for electoral success is to remain on the attack, then he needs to refine his methods for doing so.
The Political Weekly: As the quest for soundbites takes a wrong turn, focus group research shows voters are unimpressed […]
Two post-budget polls show the Government is back in voters’ good books, but how long this lasts will depend on the ill-advised equity war Scott Morrison seems determined to fight.
The Political Weekly: All we saw was vote-buying with money the Government doesn’t have.
Contradictory messaging from the Treasurer Joe Hockey has exposed the government to criticism.
The Coalition has caught the Opposition flat-footed by revealing “Labor-lite” budget measures that could wedge them. But trying to crowd Labor out of the budget debate is a risky move.