June 24, 2013
Labor lost its grip on the electorate covering the south of the national capital amid the wreckage of the Whitlam and Keating governments, but few people suggest it will go that way again this year, writes William Bowe.
March 11, 2013 23
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.
February 5, 2013 2
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.
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.
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.
November 12, 2012
October 31, 2012 10
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?
October 30, 2012 24
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.
October 29, 2012 7
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?
October 23, 2012 4
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.