The rise and fall of Labor’s first party professional

Cyril Wyndham, the energetic, reformist outsider, changed forever the way Labor organised itself federally, writes Stephen Mills. And then he paid the price for pursuing an independent line

21 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Labor’s history wars roll on

Paralysed leader or bad advice? Stephen Mills reviews a new account of the Rudd–Gillard government and what it says about the party’s future

04 Jun 14 | Comments (5)

A rum rebellion

How did an unelected campaign consultant come to exercise such influence over Labor’s 2013 campaign, asks Stephen Mills

28 Nov 13 | Comments (1)

Rudd 1987 or Abbott 1996?

Has Labor’s campaign taken a fatal turn? History shows that divided control of campaign messages can be a disaster, writes Stephen Mills

20 Aug 13 | Comments (0)

It was time: Mick Young’s triumph, forty years on

Not only was the 1972 election a watershed for Labor, it also created the modern political campaign, writes Stephen Mills

29 Nov 12 | Comments (2)

Dick Casey’s forgotten people

Over sixty years ago, an innovative political campaign offered Australian voters a coherent political philosophy, writes Stephen Mills

31 May 12 | Comments (2)