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Tips and rumours

Greens showdown over party reform … Transfield v Serco for immigration centres? … Barry’s new career …

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Palmer, Ludlam … and pot? Who can win the Senate in the wild west

The recall Western Australian Senate election is effectively a race for three seats — and Clive Palmer will probably decide it one way or another. Crikey’s polling analyst previews the race.

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Imagine there were proportional representation in your parliament …

Is there a fairer way to decide who represents us in parliament? Proportional representation is one solution. Matthew Brown crunches the numbers to see just what that would look like.

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Saville’s Shout: Balmain preselection … Biennale boycott stupidity …

Things are hotting up for preselection for the NSW state seat of Balmain — just a year before the election.

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WA Senate vote: minor parties eye preference deals — again

The minor parties will again play a key roll in the recall election in Western Australia. The wheeling and dealing could have a big impact on who ends up in the Senate come July.

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‘No path to privatisation’? Spectre of NBN float raises hopes — and hackles

Legislation prevents the NBN from being sold for some time, but plenty of bankers want to get their hands on it sooner. The Greens and Labor say it should remain in public hands — what does Clive Palmer think?

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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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‘The day democracy died’: how SA killed micro-party dissent

South Australia’s new legislation significantly raises the barrier for entry for minor parties. Liam Mannix reports at InDaily that this year’s election will have a lot fewer candidates as a result.

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Tips and rumours

Greens ructions over Vic preselections … Abbott and his ‘brothers’ … ‘gay love story’ over immigration ruling …

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Tips and rumours

Tales from Sydney property market … why bogong moths love Parliament House … Zed Seselja poised and ready

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The Power 50 for 2013: Bernard Keane on the most powerful in politics

There is a new political power structure in Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbott heads Crikey’s 2013 list of Australia’s most powerful 50 people, but there are some surprising movers and shakers on there too. The Power Index goes live today.

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Tips and rumours

Split looms in NSW Greens this weekend? … who is the Australian Institute … whistleblower loses home in bushfire …

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Greens spoke too late on WA Senate loss

Crikey readers have their say on the Greens senate drama in WA, the technicalities of same-sex divorce and tax office surveillance.

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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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Tips and rumours

Grumbles about Abbott’s media control … will Milne leave the Senate this term? … Crikey announces new tree species discovered! …

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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

What in the world is going on in Germany? The Left parties could form a coalition government without Angela Merkel, but they won’t. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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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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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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Lazy voters + broken system = sport, motoring lobbies in Senate

Almost a quarter of Australians voted for small parties in the Senate this time around, and the bizarre flow of preferences has elected very strange micro-parties. Here’s the state of play.

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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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Abbott’s strong majority: who won the key seats

Tony Abbott is Australia’s 28th Prime Minister after a convincing election win that has also seen the rise of minor parties. Here’s what they picked up.

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An alternate election night Crikey drinking game

Guy Rundle has a pretty epic drinking game, or if you like your games slightly simpler (or don’t have parfait d’amour to hand), try this one …

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Million-dollar snafu as parties distribute illegal HTVs

Labor, Liberals, the Greens and the Sex Party have all been caught out by new rules on how-to-vote cards, with all parties incorrectly formatting some of their cards. It could be a costly mistake.

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Inside the Greens circus, minus Bob and the freaks

The Greens are still slightly in awe that they are a real, live party, as the Green tide rolls on.

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