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Labor's factional feud threatens stability of Andrews government

Labor's factional feud threatens stability of Andrews government

While dealing with COVID-19, the economy, infrastructure blowouts and tantrums from spoilt brat tennis stars, the Premier also has to soothe the ego and ambition of factional warlords.

  • by Jon Faine

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Labor demands former cabinet minister Marlene Kairouz explain why she shouldn't be expelled

Labor demands former cabinet minister Marlene Kairouz explain why she shouldn't be expelled

Ms Kairouz is the most high-profile Labor figure to be issued with a show-cause notice by party elders after she was implicated in a branch-stacking scandal.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey and Nick McKenzie
'One vote, one value' off the ticket for a re-elected McGowan government

'One vote, one value' off the ticket for a re-elected McGowan government

Premier Mark McGowan has ruled out a plan to change the mix of city and country representatives in the upper house being on Labor's election agenda.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
McGowan's 'gold standard' of transparency lacking with $3 million of 'dark money' received by Labor

McGowan's 'gold standard' of transparency lacking with $3 million of 'dark money' received by Labor

A promise by a McGowan Government to clean up the murky system of political donations in WA has fallen to the wayside as his party rakes in 'dark money' ahead of an election.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Mark McGowan's hot and humid pork barrelling bush tour
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WA election

Mark McGowan's hot and humid pork barrelling bush tour

Mark McGowan has undertaken a $368.3 million regional spending blitz with an eye on taking control of the upper house while Zak Kirkup tries to minimise himself as a target.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
One tool to rule them all: The WA state election 2021 promise tracker

One tool to rule them all: The WA state election 2021 promise tracker

The new year has only just begun, but the COVID-safe elbow bumps with voters and pork-barrelling have been building up for months.

  • by Hamish Hastie
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WA Liberals pick multibillion-dollar budget fight with traditional allies

WA Liberals pick multibillion-dollar budget fight with traditional allies

The Liberal and National parties are at odds again over the running of the Royalties for Regions program and a potential $2.8 billion hole in the state budget.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Anthony Albanese taken to hospital after car crash in Sydney's inner west

Anthony Albanese taken to hospital after car crash in Sydney's inner west

A spokesman said Mr Albanese was "heavily shaken but he is okay" after the incident in Marrickville on Friday.

  • by Megan Gorrey and Angus Livingston
Fear and COVID on the WA campaign trail
Analysis
WA election

Fear and COVID on the WA campaign trail

About $344.5 million of election commitments have been thrown around in the first week of January as West Australians wake up to 2021 to find the politicians hitting the hustings.

  • by Peter de Kruijff
Where would we be without our volunteer firefighters – and how much more can they take?
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Bushfires

Where would we be without our volunteer firefighters – and how much more can they take?

Like running a sprinkler in the height of a summer’s day, better resourcing fire services will be a tireless task made all the more dangerous with the growing global climate crisis.

  • by Aja Styles
Labor needs to offer change, not just new faces in its ranks

Labor needs to offer change, not just new faces in its ranks

COVID has reminded people of the need for effective government and Labor should use this opportunity to reset the political landscape.

  • by Dennis Altman