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Poll Bludger: no time like the present to test electoral reforms

Are voter ID requirements the thin end of a conservative wedge? What should be the cap on political donations? The Poll Bludger investigates.

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Tips and rumours

Australian veterans snubbed? … Campbell Newman is moving on … and the stupidest laws in Britain …

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Poll Bludger: NSW Nationals under threat as Labor gets serious on CSG

NSW Labor might be able to drive the Coalition from the state’s north-east — if it plays its hand right.

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Poll Bludger: Luke could luck out, but NSW likely to grin and Baird it

Labor’s recent surprise victory in Queensland was due, in large part, to the optional preferential voting system. NSW has the same system, but whether Opposition Leader Luke Foley can match Palaszczuk’s feat remains to be seen.

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Tips and rumours

To publish or not to publish? … Bruce Billson in the limelight … Newman’s new move …

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Poll Bludger: a demoralised Springborg clings to false hope

The Queensland LNP’s new leader Lawrence Springborg hopes to prevent Annastacia Palaszczuk from forming government by triggering a byelection in the Labor-won seat of Ferny Grove.

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Why a key independent chose to back Palaszczuk

Queensland independent MP Peter Wellington tells freelance journalist James Rose why proposed asset sales and the current culture of political donations helped shift his support to the ALP.

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iSentia Index: Queensland LNP crash heightens Abbott leadership troubles

Spills all round have kept pundits talking on air and online.

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Poll Bludger: meanwhile, in Queensland …

Remember Queensland? The biggest political story in Australia for one news cycle, before Adam Giles got rolled and then unrolled, and Tony Abbott started fighting for his political life? Turns out nothing is yet resolved in the Sunshine State.

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Distrust of big business behind Labor’s rise to power in Qld

Anti-big business feeling and a targeted social media campaign gave Labor the votes to win the Queensland election, writes freelance writer and small business owner Andrew Stewart in Queensland.

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Poll Bludger: Labor’s Queensland win came from a surprising corner

The LNP has had its collective arse handed to it, surprising just about everyone. What was the factor psephologists overlooked?

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Abbott the Coalition killer needs a Press Club miracle

If not the direct cause, Tony Abbott is the lethal dose of background radiation that is crippling the conservative cause.

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After Queensland, Abbott needs a Howard-style miracle

A crippled Tony Abbott must completely reset the political agenda with his Press Club speech. And John Howard offers some inspiration.

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Poll Bludger: perhaps Newman should have ditched Ashgrove (before it ditches him)

Campbell Newman is polling badly in his seat of Ashgrove — it might have been wiser to depart the seat for a safer LNP one to ensure a stable transition to the new government.

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Poll Bludger: LNP will keep Queensland, but Newman’s a goner

As if things weren’t already looking bad enough for Campbell Newman in Queensland’s upcoming state election, the numbers now indicate voters could elect as many as 10 crossbenchers.

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iSentia Index: Knighthood for Queen’s Consort drowns out everything else

It’s been a busy week for Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman, with both leaders forced to defend their decisions.

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Buck up, Campbell — when it comes to defamation, Australia is a litigious pollie’s dream

Politicians find it much easier to sue in Australia than in countries like the United States, United Kingdom or Canada.

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Poll Bludger: parties play the odds with Qld how-to-vote cards

Both major parties, and some of the minor parties too, are manipulating the optional preferential voting system to secure seats.

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Crikey list: politicians who have sued media outlets for defamation

For all our politicians profess a love of free speech, here are some of our elected representatives who decided to cash in on a media that might have been a little too free …

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Mayne: can Newman win his defamation case against Alan Jones?

Crikey’s founder draws some interesting parallels between Jeff Kennett and Campbell Newman’s defamation lawsuit.

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Cracks appear in Newman’s persona as crunch time approaches

Campbell Newman’s nerves appear to be frayed, with some questionable campaigning by the Queensland Premier.

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Poll Bludger: will Newman pull a Kennett on Saturday?

Remember when the Queensland LNP campaign was unrelentingly positive? That phase appears to be over …

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Hundreds of donors hidden by Newman’s donations laws

Campbell Newman’s gutting of political donation disclosure laws means many hundreds of LNP donors can remain secret.

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Poll Bludger: LNP will hold on, but will Newman?

Labor is likely to do very well in the upcoming Queensland election, but probably not well enough to win government. But the real question is: will Queensland Premier Campbell Newman lose his own seat?

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Media briefs: don’t trust Newman … page 3 returns? … Apocalypse Slough …

The Sun is making its nubile young ladies cover up! Or is it…? Plus more media tidbits of the day.

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