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Poll Bludger: Keneally the underdog tries to take a bite out of Alexander

Poll Bludger: Keneally the underdog tries to take a bite out of Alexander

William Bowe December 15, 2017 8 Comments

A win for Kristina Keneally tomorrow is a big ask -- but not without precedent.

Turnbull is showing his stress, and Bennelong is watching

Turnbull is showing his stress, and Bennelong is watching

Crikey December 12, 2017 21 Comments

Recent polling has the Liberals nervous about their chances of a clean win in Bennelong. If Turnbull's performance on Q&A is anything to go by, he's expecting to take the bullet.

Lee Rhiannon’s overthrow and the future of the Greens’ hard-left quasi-faction

Lee Rhiannon’s overthrow and the future of the Greens’ hard-left quasi-faction

Max Chalmers December 6, 2017 21 Comments

Crikey speaks exclusively to outgoing Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon about her legacy, and where she's heading next.

Could Dastyari help keep Keneally out of Bennelong?

Could Dastyari help keep Keneally out of Bennelong?

Crikey December 5, 2017 32 Comments

Dastyari is a walking crisis, and he isn't just derailing Labor's efforts to keep pressure on what should be an unraveling government; he's throwing its chances in Bennelong into doubt.

Poll Bludger: Joyce’s resounding byelection win is a particular victory for a particular man

Poll Bludger: Joyce’s resounding byelection win is a particular victory for a particular man

William Bowe December 4, 2017 17 Comments

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.

Turnbull urged to present his head as a ‘Christmas gift’

Turnbull urged to present his head as a ‘Christmas gift’

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran December 1, 2017 22 Comments

The Deputy Premier of NSW has stuck his neck out to get Turnbull's head.

An afternoon with the ACL lobbing fire and brimstone at ‘anonymous masturbators’

An afternoon with the ACL lobbing fire and brimstone at ‘anonymous masturbators’

Margot Saville November 20, 2017 48 Comments

Margot Saville went to an Australian Christian Lobby conference on the weekend, where topics included G-rated outdoor advertising and Hugh Hefner.

Mayne: how an Indigenous woman helped the Victorian Greens make history in Northcote

Mayne: how an Indigenous woman helped the Victorian Greens make history in Northcote

Stephen Mayne November 20, 2017 9 Comments

A historic win for the Greens in the Northcote byelection came off the back of a volunteer campaign that outperformed Labor's all out blitz on the electorate. What does it mean for the Andrews government fortunes?

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

Why has the euthanasia debate been less feral than that of marriage equality?

Max Chalmers October 20, 2017 32 Comments

The battle surrounding assisted-dying legislation has been muted compared to the fist-fight that has been the push for marriage equality.

Sydney isn’t full. Its existing home owners just hate change.

Sydney isn’t full. Its existing home owners just hate change.

Alan Davies October 13, 2017 16 Comments

According to many residents, Sydney has suddenly reached capacity. But the problem isn't a physical one: it's political.