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Poll Bludger: why Greens win federally, but struggle in Vic

The Greens are polling well in the lead up to the Victorian state election, but the party has always struggled to turn strong polling into lower house seats.

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Labor and the Greens play Deal or No Deal in Victoria

Labor and the Greens are so hellbent on destroying each other that neither is keeping an eye on who the real enemy is, writes Daniel Scoullar, communications consultant and member of the Victorian Greens’ state council.

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Why the Greens are eating the ALP’s lunch: a tale of two trivia nights

Labor is relying on direct mail-outs and TV spots, but the Greens’ grassroots approach could give the minor party a swag of inner-Melbourne seats.

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It’s the end of the ALP as we know it (and Greens feel fine)

The Labor Party is under attack from both sides, writes La Trobe University professorial fellow Dennis Altman at Inside Story. Voters trust the Liberals more to manage the economy; progressives are increasingly turning to the Greens.

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Tips and rumours

Construction company’s woes … which MP is getting hitched? … analog switch-off affects staff … Telstra spinner departure …

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The fiery debate on climate change

Crikey readers discuss the New South Wales bushfires and climate change — and whether now is the time to suggest a link between the two.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

In a country with a long history of bushfires it takes more that a statement by a politician to convince most people that a weather event is definitely part of a climate one.

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Just a little reminder of the nonsense Joe Hockey spouted about Australia’s government debt when he was in opposition.

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Greens staffer exodus? Supporters round behind Milne

Senior Greens staffers have slammed reportage of an internal crack-up in Christine Milne’s office as a media beat-up.

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Labor’s moral victory

Crikey writers talk Bandt’s Greenstown, how western Sydney was saved and what’s to like about Labor.

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Greens post-mortem: back to 2004, and questions to be answered

The Greens election result has taken them back to 2004 in terms of their national vote. They need to determine how it went wrong after Bob Brown left.

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Bandt’s Greenstown, the last hipster holdout in our dystopia

Freelance writer Mel Campbell is in Greenstown with Adam Bandt, where everyone is donning ponchos, stockpiling lattes and readying themselves for the culture wars to come.

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iSentia index: it’s all about the Liberals now

The iSentia media coverage list looks about as it will for the next three years — Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey and Bill Shorten are likely to lead the list most weeks, with a smattering of Liberal ministers filling it out.

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Hunting despair futile at Adam’s People’s party

At the People’s Market in West Melbourne the mood was jubilant over Adam Bandt’s Green victory. Not so much up the road at Trades Hall. Our man at large went election partying.

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On a bad night for lefties, Bandt’s Melbourne party was swinging

West Melbourne was the place to be for angry lefties last night — there was at least one victory to celebrate. Crikey joined Adam Bandt and the Greens faithful.

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Media briefs: pollies on Rage … cats v dogs … exclusive watch …

The Age has asked its readers whether a military intervention in Syria is justified, and now it is asking the real questions: are cats or dogs better?

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How Labor could hang on — with 49% of the 2PP vote

Labor might be able to hang on to power, depending on how much states diverge in voting outcomes.

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Bandt or not, Melbourne is turning a shade of Green

There’s a well-oiled machine in a dingy Melbourne office block working overtime to keep Greens MP Adam Bandt in Parliament. But the social shifts in the progressive seat are more helpful.

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Tips and rumours

Bill Shorten pulls out of a Rudd dinner … give us your punny pollies … journos forced to commiserate dry

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Unicorns, Freemasons and the Devil: Google and our pollies

Google reveals all about our politicians — or at least the impression we have of them. Freelance writer Ben Westcott investigates the curse of auto-complete searching.

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Media reform: how the House crossbenchers will vote

Bandt, Slipper, Windsor, Katter, Oakeshott, Thomson, Crook: they all stand in the way of Stephen Conroy’s media reforms. So how will they vote? Crikey intern Carrington Clarke asked them.

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Tips and rumours

Tough life on the dole for Greens MP … brouhahah at Medicare Locals … help us find the very worst of silly season media reporting …

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Could a Greens-Lib deal knock off Danby, Ferguson, Shorten?

If the Victorian Liberals were smart at the next federal election they could do a deal with the Greens to shore up Bandt in Melbourne and undermine some key Labor Right ministers who are particularly hostile to the Greens.

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Poll Bludger: a case of no Libs, no Greens

Notwithstanding the Greens’ unduly stubborn refusal to concede defeat, it is beyond doubt that Labor is over the line in the Melbourne byelection, writes William Bowe of Crikey blog Poll Bludger.

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Marriage inquiry: a ‘consensus’ of six divergent positions

A House of Representatives committee has dodged the question of whether to pursue marriage equality after a record 276,000 responses during its inquiry.

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