Bernard Keane March 11, 2013 23 Comments
The idea that there are "federal implications" of state elections doesn't hold up under examination. But that doesn't mean the Gillard government will hold on in this year's federal election.
Cathy Alexander February 5, 2013 2 Comments
Local ACT Liberal leader Zed Seselja has launched a raid on the seat of sitting Senator Gary Humphries, pitching conservative against moderate and annoying some at the federal level.
Poll Bludger November 24, 2012
Despite unfavourable redistributions and a statewide swing in 2010, Bill Hayden’s old seat has returned to safe Labor hands since the famous interruption of Pauline Hanson. It is William Bowe's seat of the week.
Crikey November 21, 2012
The recent ACT election saw an unexpected swing towards women, though the overall number of women in the Legislative Assembly is declining, writes Glen Fuller.
Crikey November 12, 2012
Cathy Alexander October 31, 2012 10 Comments
Ahead of the ACT election, The Canberra Times called it as an easy Labor victory based on its "exclusive poll". The poll was way out. So what went wrong?
Bernard Keane October 30, 2012 24 Comments
Andrew Wilkie's move to introduce a whistleblowing bill prompted some action from a government hitherto content to ignore the issue -- but legislative action may fall off the "to do" list again.
Charles Richardson October 29, 2012 7 Comments
Election results in Sydney, Melbourne and the ACT point to moderately good news for Labor -- and the Greens will take some comfort from their inner-city results. Is the anti-incumbency vibe waning?
Cathy Alexander October 23, 2012 4 Comments
The ACT has voted and political types are biting their nails as counting continues -- but a Labor-Green government is the most likely outcome, due to fractious relations between Greens and Liberals.
William Bowe October 22, 2012 4 Comments
Leaving national implications aside, the major parties can both take heart from the gains made at the expense of the Greens in Saturday's ACT election.