Laugh all you want, Xenophon’s campaign ad is just what the SA election needed

Laugh all you want, Xenophon’s campaign ad is just what the SA election needed

February 21, 2018 8

Nick Xenophon, who perfected the art of the corny political stunt during his time at Parliament House, is playing into the public's desire for spectacle and misfire.

There will be no real winners in the SA election

There will be no real winners in the SA election

February 16, 2018

In politics, the worst crime a leader can commit is to lose the unloseable election.

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

January 30, 2018 3

When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.

‘A campaign the likes of which has never been seen’: 7 questions with Nick Xenophon

‘A campaign the likes of which has never been seen’: 7 questions with Nick Xenophon

January 30, 2018 12

Who are the best three pollies Xenophon has seen up close? What is his philosophy about political compromise? What is his favourite political stunt?

Is Nick Xenophon experienced enough to run a whole state?

Is Nick Xenophon experienced enough to run a whole state?

January 18, 2018 10

While his grassroots charm belies a calculating political tactician, Nick Xenophon is riding the same anti-establishment wave that swept Donald Trump into office.

Poll Bludger: a bumper year ahead for elections

Poll Bludger: a bumper year ahead for elections

January 16, 2018 1

With state elections in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria, 2018 is shaping up to be a wild ride for poll watchers.

The Xenophon circus comes to Adelaide

The Xenophon circus comes to Adelaide

January 12, 2018 4

After winding down over the holidays, many thought Xenophon had done his dash on announcements and surprise candidacies. However, it appears Xenophon has more to pull out of the hat.

Is Martin Hamilton-Smith Australian politics’ greatest ever turncoat?

Is Martin Hamilton-Smith Australian politics’ greatest ever turncoat?

January 9, 2018 11

Ever in search of greener grass: meet the man who has changed political parties more often than most people change their outfits.

Poll Bludger: Xenophon could rinse major parties in South Australia

Poll Bludger: Xenophon could rinse major parties in South Australia

December 22, 2017 8

As it stands, Nick Xenophon's SA Best party could drop dramatically in the polls and still come out top dog in South Australia.

Turnbull’s $90 billion National Shipbuilding Plan has a recruitment problem

Turnbull’s $90 billion National Shipbuilding Plan has a recruitment problem

November 28, 2017 14

The "nation building" project intends to be a major boost to heavy industry and could see significant economic shifts. With so much at stake, what could possibly go wrong?