Poll Bludger: who will replace Scott Ludlam?

Poll Bludger: who will replace Scott Ludlam?

July 17, 2017 11

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

July 14, 2017 11

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

May 10, 2017 3

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

April 13, 2017 4

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

March 31, 2017 1

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?

March 31, 2017 3

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

March 27, 2017 1

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

March 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

March 22, 2017 4

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

March 20, 2017 10

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