December 18, 2017 19
Both sides are busy spinning the weekend's byelection result, but the Liberals' claim to bragging rights is outwardly more compelling.
December 15, 2017 8
A win for Kristina Keneally tomorrow is a big ask -- but not without precedent.
December 8, 2017 10
As the LNP licks its wounds, it would do well to consider what damage the 'toffs in Ascot' did to their chances in regional QLD
December 4, 2017 17
Ultimately, the most satisfying explanations for the result are those that are most specific to the circumstances of the electorate and of Barnaby Joyce personally.
November 27, 2017 10
Yes, even Pauline Hanson.
November 24, 2017 8
A late poll puts One Nation in an uphill battle to gain the power balance in Queensland Parliament, but Pauline Hanson's guerrilla campaign may still have some upsets planned
November 20, 2017 15
With the Greens now laying claim to three state lower house seats in both New South Wales and Victoria, the next question is whether they can gain a seat in the Queensland parliament on Saturday.
November 15, 2017 31
The marriage equality result is more intriguing for the ways it has failed to play to the culture war script.
November 14, 2017 13
One Nation's northern ride may be grinding to a halt as succession problems the ghost of the the preference deal continue to get in the way.
October 30, 2017 13
Thanks to the One Nation factor, the Queensland election promises to be the most volatile and unpredictable in recent Australian history
October 9, 2017 13
Nick Xenophon stands poised to unleash his full powers of disruption at the South Australian election in March.
September 18, 2017 37
For Shorten, voters appear reluctant to attribute any qualities to him at all, either good or bad.
September 4, 2017 11
The establishment of a party committee to consider ways to pursue "financial independence" is obviously not to be taken seriously. However, WA's GST complaints should be.
September 1, 2017 7
An unusual mid-term surge in electoral enrolment that has had a measurable impact on the demographic profile of the prospective voting population.
August 18, 2017 13
With six parliamentarians now referred to the High Court, and the PM overly optimistic about his MPs' chances, we run you through what you need to know about the more high-profile dual citizenship debacles.
August 11, 2017
Conducting the plebiscite through the ABS as a postal vote has a number of worrying consequences. Aside from the challenge to its legality, it may skew the vote in favour of older, more conservative voters, and even, potentially, make voter fraud more likely.
August 3, 2017 9
A great convergence has been under way in the four largest states, eliminating a pattern through the last three elections in which Victoria reigned as Labor's strongest state.
July 24, 2017 15
The Greens can be confident they have their seats in Victoria and Tasmania locked down for years to come. But every other state is a crapshoot from here.
July 19, 2017 9
Another one bites the dust. Unfairly, as it turns out.
July 17, 2017 11
A hitherto obscure and low-order candidate has been thrust into the spotlight: Jordon Steele-John, a 22-year-old disability advocate with cerebral palsy.