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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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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-Greens contest turns nasty in People’s Republic of Northcote

Things are hotting up in the northern Melbourne seat of Northcote — and even a federal MP is getting involved. Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.

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Shifting alliances and bitter distrust as Vic preference deals go down to the wire

Will the Sex Party preference the Greens? Do the Cyclists like the Rock’n’Roll party? Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss investigates the complicated web of preference deals.

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Labor and Greens should get together and feel all right

There are plenty of examples overseas of a Green party aligning itself with a Left-leaning party in order to focus on the real enemy: conservatives.

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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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Media briefs: no more Big Ideas … sexy dead tree editions … Bolt endorses Sat Paper …

How many stories about a single sex survey can you fit into the one edition of a newspaper? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Three-way manjam in the fight for Prahran

Liberal backbencher Clem Newton-Brown is well-liked and seen as effective in the seat of Prahran. So why do Labor and the Greens think they can take it from him? Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.

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‘Suck it up, comrades’: young Whitlam would have been a Green today

Sorry Labor, the Greens are the modern-day heirs to Gough Whitlam’s legacy, writes NSW Greens convenor Hall Greenland.

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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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Will NSW Labor snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in byelections?

Two NSW byelections on October 25 will mark a defining point for NSW Labor. Is the ALP returning to form, or is its leader John Robertson holding it back?

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Poll Bludger: Abbott, for your own sake, don’t feed the micro-parties

Proposed changes to the preferential voting system could just create an even bigger, even less manageable Senate crossbench for the Abbott government.

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Poll Bludger: war is good business for the Greens

As Labor falls in line with the Coalition on Iraq, the Greens pick up support among doves.

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Rundle: Victorian Greens optimistic, but rumblings beneath the surface

The Victorian Greens are polling well and hope to take out more than one seat at this year’s state poll. But where to concentrate finite resources?

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Poll Bludger: Greens riding high in WA

Labor is comfortably ahead on a two-party preferred basis, and the latest Newspoll results show support for minor parties blossoming in Western Australia.

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