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Poll Bludger: who will replace Scott Ludlam?

Poll Bludger: who will replace Scott Ludlam?

William BoweJul 17, 201711 Comments

A hitherto obscure and low-order candidate has been thrust into the spotlight: Jordon Steele-John, a 22-year-old disability advocate with cerebral palsy.

Greens shock: Scott Ludlam resigns over NZ citizenship

Greens shock: Scott Ludlam resigns over NZ citizenship

Bernard KeaneJul 14, 201711 Comments

In a shock announcement, the Greens' Scott Ludlam has resigned after learning he remained a NZ citizen.

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Incarceration of speech: denying the right to protest in Australia

Charlie LewisMay 10, 20173 Comments

Bob Brown is challenging the constitutional validity of Tasmania's protest laws -- a subject the guardians of free speech in parliament and the media have had little say about.

Poll Bludger: WA Libs' downfall could eventually topple federal MPs

Poll Bludger: WA Libs' downfall could eventually topple federal MPs

William BoweApr 13, 20174 Comments

Politics is a game of dominoes.

One Nation keeps WA party constitution a secret as former candidates fume

One Nation keeps WA party constitution a secret as former candidates fume

Tom RavlicMar 31, 20171 Comment

Crikey is aware that no member or candidate was provided with a copy of the constitution for the WA branch of One Nation upon joining the body, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.

Poll Bludger: will Xenophon bring down the Weatherill government?

Poll Bludger: will Xenophon bring down the Weatherill government?

William BoweMar 31, 20173 Comments

Frances Bedford has resigned from the Labor Party. Should she decide to form an alliance with the Nick Xenophon Team, that will very bad news indeed for South Australian Labor.

Poll Bludger: in spite of itself, One Nation holds sway in WA's upper house

Poll Bludger: in spite of itself, One Nation holds sway in WA's upper house

William BoweMar 27, 20171 Comment

After a shambolic campaign, One Nation still holds considerable influence in the WA house of review.

How One Nation disendorsed WA candidates who didn't strictly toe the party line

How One Nation disendorsed WA candidates who didn't strictly toe the party line

Tom RavlicMar 24, 2017

Transcripts of One Nation's letters and emails to candidates reveal the party's strange, authoritarian inner workings.

Poll Bludger: Western Australian Liberals in recovery after election drubbing

Poll Bludger: Western Australian Liberals in recovery after election drubbing

William BoweMar 22, 20174 Comments

The party's 22 elected members now face an uphill battle to stage an electoral comeback.

Disendorsed One Nation candidates unleash on Hanson and Ashby

Disendorsed One Nation candidates unleash on Hanson and Ashby

Josh TaylorMar 20, 201710 Comments

Two WA candidates disendorsed by Pauline Hanson and James Ashby for criticising the Liberal preferencing deal have slammed the party as fallout continues.

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