What all these votes have in common is that they surely must reveal how ridiculous this winner-takes-all system is.READ MORE
Crikey’s commentator-at-large Guy Rundle.
Tony Abbott should he prevail, will most likely be held in check by a Labor-Green Senate. The Right are expecting or pretending they expect that Julia Gillard, should she prevail, will shed her moderate and piecemeal political image, and emerge again as the Victorian leftie.READ MORE
What if a government is formed without majority support? It could be the chance for renewal, writes Guy Rundle.READ MORE
By now, I would imagine that the half-dozen or so people in the higher echelons of the Labor Party who retain any trace of a social vision are fit to spit about the continued shellacking that the party keeps getting from its supposed friends and allies.READ MORE
A series of cave-ins, ducked battles, and soft options by the people who controlled parties, papers and powers, and a refusal to stand up to the genuinely malign, has brought us to this point.READ MORE
A leader elected to widespread acclaim, empowered to sweep away a discredited regime and now either gone or on the ropes. It happened to Gordon Brown, Kevin Rudd, Angela Merkel and Barack Obama. Why? asks Guy Rundle.READ MORE