Amid the cacophony of Parliament’s dying days, two things were overlooked

As the Morrison Government attempted to turn defeat in the Parliament into a political victory this week, two major developments in the policy and politics of border protection were largely overlooked, writes Laura Tingle.

Labor’s plan to pay rewards to whistleblowers labelled ‘wacky’ by workplace minister

Bill Shorten promises to introduce a suite of measures to "reward the brave Australians" who blow the whistle on crime and corruption, but Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O'Dwyer says the Government is altready doing enough.

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".

Liberals are exploiting Shorten’s weak point — but there’s a bigger one waiting in the wings

With an overwhelming expectation of Labor victory at the next election, "union bred, fed and led" Bill Shorten, as Scott Morrison likes to call him, needs to make it clear how he would work with the union movement and where his industrial relations policies lie, writes Michelle Grattan.

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.