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.
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".
Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh says that the Coalition has doubled net debt since it came to office. Fact Check finds that to be correct, but with some important caveats.
"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.
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.
Embattled Labor MP Emma Husar has launched defamation proceedings against Buzzfeed, claiming reporting of false allegations of misconduct and harassment has ruined her career.
The ABC understands the Opposition Leader told Ms Husar that recontesting the seat would not be in the best interests of the party — a message which may see Ms Husar run as an independent.
High-profile Labor MP Emma Husar backflips on a promise not to contest the next federal election after it emerges the party has already chosen her replacement.
A swathe of state electorates recorded massive swings to the Labor Party yesterday, which if replicated at a federal election could cause the Government headaches.
A proposed legislative change that would add transparency to political donations to major political parties is rejected by both Labor and the Coalition.