The WA Liberal Party ramped up its fundraising efforts and outspent Labor’s State division by $3.17 million in the last financial year, which included a Federal election and a by-election.
Peter de Kruijff
Just in time for Christmas, Basil has made a list and checked it twice to bring Western Australians the naughtiest and nicest stories of the year that was.
The Prime Minister will today announce a massive infrastructure boost for the State that the Federal Government says will drive significant transport projects and boost the economy.
Anthony Albanese has slapped down calls to include more West Australians in his frontbench, as the party looks to turn around its abysmal voting record in WA.
Peter Law and Josh Zimmerman
There was one exchange during the release of Labor’s election review yesterday that provided a searing insight into the reasons for the party’s defeat that you won’t find in the pages of the report.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has been encouraged to adopt a ‘Bob Hawke’ leadership style after voters’ dislike of Bill Shorten was found to be a major factor in the party’s shock election loss.
An analysis of the 2019 election should tell the Opposition everything it needs to know to win in 2022, but it’s what isn’t in the review that could cost them WA — and Australian — votes.
Don’t blame Bill — that’s the message WA Labor MPs are spruiking ahead of the Federal party’s release of its autopsy later this week into what went so drastically wrong at their May election defeat.
The Attorney-General has slammed left-wing activist group GetUp! saying it is simply a front for the ALP and should apologise to those MPs it viciously attacked during the Federal election campaign.
The Australian Labor Party is considering drastically reducing its reliance on Twitter as it prepares to release its internal “warts-and-all-review” of why it lost the election.
If there was ever a week to be a proud Sandgroper in Canberra it started yesterday — when our newly elected, and returning, pollies were the epitome of grace and hilarity in Parliament House.
When did banks, sporting corporations and political parties decide they exist to provide moral and social guidance to us poor confused numbnuts who can’t think for ourselves?
A WA Liberal MP phone was taken away from him during the last weeks of the Federal election campaign.
Despite every other editor in the country still feeling buyer’s remorse for all the cash they shelled out for useless research during the election, News Corp has announced Newspoll will be returning.
Coalition MPs in Queensland are to debate whether to ban face coverings such as the burqa
Voting changes for senators end the power of the ‘preference whisperers’ and gift the PM more room to pursue his agenda.
There’s nothing particularly noble in the politics of tax cuts, but Labor is losing a battle it doesn’t need to fight.
For Labor, losing the unlosable election is a continuing grieving process. More than a month on from the loss, staffers and MPs are still speaking of their shock.
EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister and Liberal powerbroker Mathias Cormann has revealed the true extent of the Liberal leadership spill that ousted Malcolm Turnbull, and why he voted the way he did.
You’d think that a party which failed to get even 30 per cent of the primary vote in WA would be wary of claiming the Morrison Government doesn’t have a mandate to bring in the tax cuts it promised.
As you would be aware, Ferret is a gluttonous consumer of politics, particularly the appalling behaviour and glorious scandals that often drip from it.
The former Labor leader attacked “powerful vested interests” for working against the party.
Cowan had been heavily targeted by the Liberals with Prime Minister Scott Morrison paying the seat three visits during the campaign.
If you want to know what happened in the election last Saturday, you could do worse than study this map.
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