Bernard KeaneAug 16, 201617 Comments
Western Australia's fiscal profligacy should not be rewarded with changes to the GST distribution model -- but Malcolm Turnbull is not in a strong position to resist his colleagues from Perth.
Bernard KeaneJul 25, 20166 Comments
The Baird government is now in a tight contest in NSW but the Andrews government, seemingly in trouble over the CFA dispute, maintains a powerful lead, the latest state-based numbers from Essential show.
Jun 27, 20164 Comments
Crikey intern Tessa Fox explains the Cashless Debit Card.
William BoweMay 12, 20162 Comments
The misfortune relates to the looming disendorsement of its candidate for Fremantle.
William BoweApr 13, 20166 Comments
There are constitutional questions about whether Pat Dodson can be appointed as a Labor senator, given the WA Parliament is adjourned. And that could leave Labor one short.
Bernard KeaneApr 4, 20164 Comments
State governments in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia all lead their oppositions in the latest state polling figures from Essential Report.
William BoweApr 1, 20165 Comments
Yes, there have been a lot of high-profile retirements from WA Labor recently. But the Liberals have significant cause for worry in the west.
William BoweMar 16, 20161 Comment
Former defence minister Stephen Smith tried to execute a very surprising, very brief coup to gain the leadership of WA Labor. He failed.
William BoweMar 14, 20164 Comments
The former defence minister hopes to bolster the ALP's standing in WA.