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

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

October 9, 2017 13

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

The many publicity stunts of Nick Xenophon

The many publicity stunts of Nick Xenophon

October 6, 2017 3

Outgoing federal Senator Nick Xenophon was a master at the political photo opp.

Xenophon state shift will shake up politics in the rustbelt

Xenophon state shift will shake up politics in the rustbelt

October 6, 2017 21

Nick Xenophon has a real chance of inflicting major damage on both the Labor and Liberal parties when he takes them on next year at the South Australian state election.

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

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

October 2, 2017 12

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.

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

If marriage equality doesn’t wreck the government, NBN or Murray-Darling disasters might

August 3, 2017 42

If things weren't already terrible for the government on marriage equality, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister are front and centre in two other big problems.

SA Liberals, much like their federal counterparts, are on the brink of factional war

SA Liberals, much like their federal counterparts, are on the brink of factional war

July 13, 2017 7

Insiders have warned victory for the wets' will be short-lived, with one insisting “a factional war is definitely coming”, writes InDaily political journalist Tom Richardson.

‘Woman problem’ plagues Liberals around the country

‘Woman problem’ plagues Liberals around the country

May 22, 2017 5

SA's Liberal leader concedes it's a "fact" that women are under-represented in the Liberal ranks. But he also says it's as important to promote candidates who represent a broader cross-section of society -- regardless of gender. InDaily journalist Tom Richardson reports.

Poll Bludger: the accidental overnight success of Cory Bernardi

April 26, 2017 14

Cory Bernardi was headed for electoral disaster with his one-man Australian Conservative band. But with the help of Family First, he could become a force to be reckoned with.

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

March 15, 2017 44

We're abandoning good policymaking in Australia and parasites like the mining industry are to blame.

The Shoppies’ last-ditch crusade to rule South Australia

The Shoppies’ last-ditch crusade to rule South Australia

February 20, 2017 8

South Australia is the last bastion of Shoppies domination, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.