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Poll Bludger: One Nation slows as the Battler Bus loses a tyre

Poll Bludger: One Nation slows as the Battler Bus loses a tyre

William Bowe November 14, 2017 13 Comments

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.

Poll Bludger: One Nation factor makes a powder keg of Qld election

Poll Bludger: One Nation factor makes a powder keg of Qld election

William Bowe October 30, 2017 13 Comments

Thanks to the One Nation factor, the Queensland election promises to be the most volatile and unpredictable in recent Australian history

GST carve-up mess makes a diabolical political challenge even tougher

GST carve-up mess makes a diabolical political challenge even tougher

Bernard Keane October 10, 2017

The government is in terrible trouble in Queensland and Western Australia. So you'll never guess who would be one of the biggest losers from a reallocation of the GST to the west ...

Poll Bludger: how Nick Xenophon could end the two-party political system

Poll Bludger: how Nick Xenophon could end the two-party political system

William Bowe October 9, 2017 13 Comments

Nick Xenophon stands poised to unleash his full powers of disruption at the South Australian election in March.

Are Victoria and NSW really going to be forced to start fracking?

Are Victoria and NSW really going to be forced to start fracking?

Bernard Keane October 2, 2017 12 Comments

Is the Commonwealth Grants Commission about to force states like NSW and Victoria to let rip with fracking? Not quite. But it's an intriguing idea.

Rundle: Fed Square’s censorship of Adani protesters is bad news for Vic Labor

Rundle: Fed Square’s censorship of Adani protesters is bad news for Vic Labor

Guy Rundle September 21, 2017 8 Comments

The management of Federation Square's decision to censor a political rally held by the "Stop Adani" movement will hurt Labor in Victoria.

Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

Crikey August 22, 2017 4 Comments

Heather Douglas (Professor of Law, University of Queensland) and Caroline de Costa (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University) investigate a recent case of a woman being charged with illegally aborting her own pregnancy and question what was gained by this absurd process.

How much you’re paying for Adani’s polluting mine to save Turnbull and Palaszczuk’s jobs

How much you’re paying for Adani’s polluting mine to save Turnbull and Palaszczuk’s jobs

Bernard Keane June 7, 2017 20 Comments

It wasn't so long ago we were told it would cost too much to save jobs in car manufacturing, now we're spending even more per job on a mine that will damage the Great barrier Reef.

Poll Bludger: why Qld Labor backed Adani’s coal mine despite voter backlash

Poll Bludger: why Qld Labor backed Adani’s coal mine despite voter backlash

William Bowe June 7, 2017 10 Comments

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.

Inland rail will make its $8 billion back, government says

Inland rail will make its $8 billion back, government says

Bernard Keane May 25, 2017 10 Comments

Contradicting earlier reports, the government now says the proposed inland rail line will make back all of the whopping $8.4 billion that will be spent on a line through inland NSW.