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Poll Bludger: Greens inner-urban insurgency claims another Labor stronghold

Poll Bludger: Greens inner-urban insurgency claims another Labor stronghold

William Bowe November 20, 2017 15 Comments

With the Greens now laying claim to three state lower house seats in both New South Wales and Victoria, the next question is whether they can gain a seat in the Queensland parliament on Saturday.

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?

It’s the battle of the progressives in Northcote as Labor pulls out all stops

It’s the battle of the progressives in Northcote as Labor pulls out all stops

Stephen Mayne November 10, 2017 3 Comments

Will the Greens nab another inner-city Melbourne seat from the Labor party?

Rundle: Labor readies, aims, shoots itself in the face in Northcote byelection

Rundle: Labor readies, aims, shoots itself in the face in Northcote byelection

Guy Rundle October 27, 2017 12 Comments

Are Labor Right unwittingly writing the script for Fiona Richardson's successor to be a Green?

Should experts commenting on euthanasia laws have to disclose their religious ties?

Should experts commenting on euthanasia laws have to disclose their religious ties?

Charlie Lewis October 27, 2017 5 Comments

At what point, if any, does religious conviction corrupt expert opinion?

View from the ‘accessible’ section: Victoria’s delirious, heartening euthanasia vote

View from the ‘accessible’ section: Victoria’s delirious, heartening euthanasia vote

Crikey October 23, 2017 20 Comments

My vantage point from the "accessible" section of the public gallery was one of the few perks of being, as far as I know, the only visibly seriously physically sick or disabled person to attend the sitting, writes activist and blogger Nia Sims.

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.

Rundle: those opposed to euthanasia are on the side of reason

Rundle: those opposed to euthanasia are on the side of reason

Guy Rundle October 19, 2017 68 Comments

People opposed to euthanasia are not the "emotional" ones. And, for the moment, it is impossible to justify voluntary assisted dying from a left perspective.

Why an anti-pokies reformer is running for the Woolworths board

Why an anti-pokies reformer is running for the Woolworths board

Crikey October 11, 2017 2 Comments

The Woolworths notice of meeting for its November 23 AGM in Melbourne is not yet out, but City of Darebin councillor in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Dr Susan Rennie, has nominated for the board. Here she explains why.

Australian governments influenced by Mafia, corruption expert warns

Australian governments influenced by Mafia, corruption expert warns

Crikey October 4, 2017 5 Comments

We should not pretend that Mafia-linked corruption is absent from Australian politics. Mandarin journalist David Donaldson reports.