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Latest news: Labor

Coalition gains on Labor as Dutton closes gap: Newspoll

Labor and the coalition are neck and neck on a two-party preferred basis while Peter Dutton has narrowed the gap as preferred prime minister, Newspoll shows.

NSW South Coast Labor MP Fiona Phillips admitted to hospital for tumour surgery

Gilmore MP Fiona Phillips will take time away from parliament to recover from surgery to remove an oral tumour.

$350 million for the ACT in 2024-25 Budget

The 2024–25 Budget will inject more than $350 million into Canberra, finance minister Senator Katy Gallagher has announced.

Labor dismisses calls to dismantle supermarket duopoly

The federal government opposes calls for laws that could break up major supermarkets, despite the recommendation of a parliamentary inquiry.

Gap between Labor, coalition remains tight: polls

Labor and the coalition are breathing down each other's necks on a two-party preferred basis in the run-up to the 2024/25 federal budget, two polls show.

Tasmania vote a lesson for federal Labor and Liberals

With a federal election looming the major parties are looking to the Apple Isle for lessons with another hung parliament on the cards in Tasmania.

ALP support nudges ahead of coalition again: Newspoll

Newspoll suggests support for Labor has bounced back and has pulled ahead of the coalition opposition.

Labor MP Peta Murphy dies aged 50 after cancer battle

Labor MP Peta Murphy has died at the age of 50 following a battle with breast cancer, the prime minister has announced.

Labor strikes deal to pass Murray-Darling changes

The Albanese government has secured the support of the final crossbench senator it needs to get its contentious Murray-Darling Basin laws over the line.

Indigenous leader and Labor luminary Pat Dodson retires

Labor senator Pat Dodson is quitting politics after being diagnosed with cancer, with his resignation to take effect on January 26.

Labor’s poll slump linked to cost of living pressures

Newspoll suggests support for the Labor government has taken a hit and it is tied with the coalition on a two-party preferred basis.

Albanese, Labor take Newspoll hit after voice defeat

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's approval rating has suffered a sharp fall in the latest Newspoll as the opposition targets Labor's handling of cost of living.

Jacinta Allan wins race to become Victorian premier

Victoria has its first woman as premier in 30 years, with Jacinta Allan chosen by Labor to replace Daniel Andrews.