July 14, 2017 5
The odds-on favourite to replace retiring senator Chris Back is Slade Brockman, who used to work for Mathias Cormann.
July 3, 2017 3
A new poll has delivered some much-needed good news for the Turnbull government -- but the Prime Minister shouldn't take it to the bank just yet.
June 28, 2017 3
The census figures highlight a number of worrying demographic trends for the Coalition.
June 19, 2017 7
After all the controversy of the past couple of months, there has been a curious resurgence in support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation.
June 14, 2017 10
It's no longer so much a matter of rich versus poor, as old versus young, as the voting patterns from the recent UK general election suggest.
June 7, 2017 10
Adani's wildly controversial $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project in central Queensland is the latest in a long line of issues putting Labor at risk of dividing two key supporter bases.
June 2, 2017 5
The latest polls actually have Labour within cooee of the Tories, thanks to a huge surge in support among young people for Jeremy Corbyn's party. But will the young actually turn out and vote?
May 17, 2017 1
And is the fabled "post-budget bounce" a real thing?
May 15, 2017 11
To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.
May 9, 2017 2
The next federal election is two years away, but Malcolm Turnbull has a pretty good incentive to turn around his dismal Newspoll figures right now with a kinder, gentler budget.
May 5, 2017 5
Despite Peta Credlin's claims, Tony Abbott's "woman problem" was real. And Turnbull is, on the whole, more popular with female voters.
May 1, 2017 4
The prospect of a One Nation crossbench delivering power to the LNP in Queensland is rapidly diminishing.
April 26, 2017 14
Cory Bernardi was headed for electoral disaster with his one-man Australian Conservative band. But with the help of Family First, he could become a force to be reckoned with.
April 24, 2017 6
Hinch? Lambie? It couldn't be Bernardi, could it ...?
April 20, 2017 3
Immigration has continued to gain salience as an election issue over the last few terms, even as the sting went out of the boat arrivals issue, and Turnbull knows it.
April 13, 2017 4
Politics is a game of dominoes.
April 10, 2017 1
Fresh from their drubbing in Western Australia, the Liberals in New South Wales copped primary vote swings that will have the Premier shaking in her boots.
March 31, 2017 3
Frances Bedford has resigned from the Labor Party. Should she decide to form an alliance with the Nick Xenophon Team, that will very bad news indeed for South Australian Labor.
March 27, 2017 1
After a shambolic campaign, One Nation still holds considerable influence in the WA house of review.
March 22, 2017 4
The party's 22 elected members now face an uphill battle to stage an electoral comeback.