The Political Weekly: PM’s own team questioning orders, plus Julie Bishop’s sly move and Shorten’s Dorky Dancing.
The Political Weekly: Ministers tread on thin ice as Labor waits for a penalty rates mis-step.
Labor has been accused of ‘running dead’ in the Canning by-election, but there’s a second intriguing shadow campaign being waged as well.
Labor and the Government are locked in an arm wrestle over Dyson Heydon and the union royal commission that will define their election strategies.
The Political Weekly: The week may have commenced with the opposition feeling chuffed about having brought down Bronwyn Bishop, but by week’s end Labor was becoming increasingly anxious about the media witch-hunt it had unleashed.
The Political Weekly: The PM can’t shake Choppergate, while Labor continues to refuse to implode, rather unhelpfully.
As the Labor left discovered at the party’s conference this weekend, it’s much easier to advance progressive policies while in a successful government than it is in a barely-trusted opposition.
The Political Weekly: Tony Abbott knew a big story was just around the corner. All he had to do was wait.
If Labor gets its boats policy wrong, there is one party waiting to scoop up the unhappy voters, and it’s not led by Tony Abbott.
Securing a second term in power won’t be easy for an unpopular PM, but as in life, timing is everything. These are the reasons for an against and early poll.