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Would legalising euthanasia diminish the rights of people with disabilities?

Disability activist Stella Young fought hard against legalising euthanasia, finding it to be an ablist concept that dismisses the experience of those with disabilities. Does a new Greens initiative for death with dignity undermine Young’s campaign?

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Poll Bludger: not easy being Green, but party’s over for Democrats

The Democrats’ status as protest party made it hostage to political circumstances and victim to potent competitors.

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Mayne: banking editor proves hit and missive as candidate

Ian Rogers struggles to get things write in his battle for Labor preselection

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‘A labyrinthine maze of factions’: Greens staffer slams his colleagues in ‘funny’ post

Some are “latte swilling inner-city socialists”, some are nearly the Klan. So says senior Greens staffer Chris Harris. The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson reports.

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A ‘leaderless, accountability-less morass’: senior Greens staffer’s ‘satirical’ hand grenade

The NSW Greens’ most senior employee has called the party’s structure “equal opportunity nepotism”. The Mandarin journalist David Donaldson reports.

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Rundle: spreading contagion of Greens Derangement Syndrome

Labor and conservative columnists are apoplectic over the rise of the Greens. Good god, they like French films and even ice cream!

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‘I’ve been lied to’: Greens see red over party’s PDA for Sydney independent

The Greens campaign for the NSW state seat of Sydney has been left feeling high and dry over party bigwigs’ public love for his independent rival.

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Greens thank their lucky stars for NSW Labor

The Greens have won an unprecedented number of seats in NSW, and for that they have Labor’s shambolic, backflipping campaign to thank.

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It’s back to the future with the jubilant Greens

Travelling from the Libs’ election party to the Greens’ shindig took only 10 minutes, but they were worlds apart.

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A thorough drubbing or a remarkable swing for NSW Labor? Depends who you ask

Mike Baird has held onto power, but the real winners might actually be the Greens.

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NSW Greens-Labor marriage of convenience sours

When will the Greens be able to stand on their own instead of reflexively preferencing Labor?

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NSW Labor has to go Green or go home

NSW Labor has historically turned its attention to competing with the Greens, giving the Liberals a free run.

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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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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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Poll Bludger: what happens when the ‘wrong’ candidate wins

A complicated loophole in vote-counting legislation has awarded a seat to Labor that should have gone to the Country Alliance in Victoria.

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Poll Bludger: Andrews faces a daunting challenge in Vic upper house

With the excitement of an election win behind him, incoming Victorian premier Daniel Andrews must get to work on managing the makeup of his parliament.

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‘No business case’ for East West Link

The Napthine government’s signature East West Link policy would not have been able to pay for itself. Crikey Victorian politics reporter Dan Moss reports.

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Poll Bludger: could the Greens be coming for Turnbull?

The Greens’ electoral success in Prahran was due to a number of demographic factors, with the seat an interesting mixture of hip young things and old money. Sounds like a certain federal Sydney seat we know …

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Rundle: if Morrison rolls Abbott, the Greens could end up stronger than ever

The Labor Party seems fresh out of ideas. And the Greens are more than happy to eat Labor’s lunch.

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How the Greens (probably) wiggled out of Prahran’s three-way manjam

The Victorian Greens were up against a very popular Liberal incumbent and a strong Labor candidate in the Melbourne seat of Prahran. So how did they squeeze out a win? Victorian politics journalist Dan Moss explains.

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Labor’s Port of Melbourne lease won’t be smooth sailing

Labor has promised to lease out the Port of Melbourne in order to pay to replace 50 level crossings. But Crikey Victorian politics journalist Dan Moss says the Greens might make that tricky.

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Razer’s Class Warfare: gender is a social construct, but leave the Barbies alone

Yes, gender is not natural. But that doesn’t mean politicians should be dictating our Christmas present purchases.

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Poll Bludger: have we reached a Greens zenith?

The Greens have finally won a Victorian lower house seat, but their primary vote has not increased since last election. Is the minor party on its way up, or is this all the support it will be able to manage?

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Nats down, Greens up — Victoria’s minors ride the pendulum

The Greens got almost twice the number of votes as the Nationals in the Victorian election — and yet they have at best three seats to the Nats’ seven.

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Poll Bludger: shape of Vic’s new Parliament far from clear

While we know enough to say it’s curtains for Napthine’s Liberals, the precise make-up of Victoria’s new government won’t be known until the last ballot is tallied.

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