Union leader John Setka says he’s a victim of “false allegations” being made for political gain, after coming under fire for comments he reportedly made about anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty.
Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon says he will have a tilt at the Labor leadership if no other candidate will stand up for regional Australia and the coalmining industry.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has paid an emotional tribute to his late mother as he criticised a newspaper article accusing him of omitting a key fact about her career.
Australia’s emissions have been rising, the prime minister has admitted.
The Greens plan to use their power in the Senate to hold Labor to account on climate policy.
Labor leader Bill Shorten says Treasury costings showing his tax plan will cost an extra $38.7 billion a year for the next decade are wrong.