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Poll Bludger: embattled Barnett faces spill motion

Poll Bludger: embattled Barnett faces spill motion

William BoweSep 19, 2016

WA Premier Colin Barnett has a lot of detractors. And not all of them sit on the opposite side of the chamber.

'Malignant grief': doctor speaks about his battle against indigenous suicide

'Malignant grief': doctor speaks about his battle against indigenous suicide

Paul SmithSep 13, 2016

Murray Chapman works at the centre of a community whose heart and soul is being torn apart by suicide, writes deputy editor of Australian Doctor magazine Paul Smith.

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

Sod off, Western Australia: no more GST for you

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.

Essential: Baird's lead in NSW collapses, Andrews sails on in Victoria

Essential: Baird's lead in NSW collapses, Andrews sails on in Victoria

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.

What is the Cashless Debit Card? And does it discriminate against Aboriginal people?

What is the Cashless Debit Card? And does it discriminate against Aboriginal people?

Tessa FoxJun 27, 20164 Comments

Crikey intern Tessa Fox explains the Cashless Debit Card.

Poll Bludger: proxy war for Labor’s heart, soul re-ignites in Freo

Poll Bludger: proxy war for Labor’s heart, soul re-ignites in Freo

William BoweMay 12, 20162 Comments

The misfortune relates to the looming disendorsement of its candidate for Fremantle.

Poll Bludger: final screw-you to Labor is complete Bullock

Poll Bludger: final screw-you to Labor is complete Bullock

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.

Essential: state governments all lead but Xenophon's on the march

Essential: state governments all lead but Xenophon's on the march

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.

Not all quiet on the Western front: why WA should be giving Mal nightmares

Not all quiet on the Western front: why WA should be giving Mal nightmares

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.

Poll Bludger: on Stephen Smith’s bizarre 'comeback' coup

Poll Bludger: on Stephen Smith’s bizarre 'comeback' coup

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.

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