Bill Shorten outlines plan for government after protest ambush

The Opposition Leader is interrupted by protesters before promising an overhaul of superannuation and environmental laws if Labor wins office, along with a multi-billion-dollar housing-affordability plan, in a speech to the party's national conference.

Shorten to pitch multi-billion-dollar housing plan to ALP conference

Opening the ALP national conference in Adelaide, Mr Shorten will seek to counter the Coalition's attacks on his negative gearing policy, declaring Labor "the party of home ownership" and "the party of affordable housing".

Plan to outsource Australia’s visa processing would be dumped under Labor

"It shouldn't be done for private profit," Labor's immigration spokesman says, as the party reveals it would ditch plans to offload Australia's visa processing system to the private sector, potentially worth more than $3 billion to the winning company.

In their topsy-turvy Liberal universe, MPs take a ‘socialist’ tack

After an excruciating two weeks, with a trouncing in Victoria, a Liberal defection, Malcolm Turnbull's provocations and an impasse with Labor, Scott Morrison retires to enjoy his first — and likely last — Christmas at Kirribilli, writes Michelle Grattan.