September 28, 2009 3
According to former WA planning minister Alannah MacTiernan, Labor might have won the last state election if not for its overtly negative election campaign strategy, writes Lawrence Apps.
September 23, 2009 2
Many have been quick to label Colin Barnett "the accidental Premier" -- a fall guy who was never meant to win -- but if history is any judge, then it should be smooth sailing for the Libs, writes The Western Warrior.
September 15, 2009 2
Kevin Rudd needs the WA Labor Party to start being a threat, not a liability, writes Western Warrior.
August 25, 2009
Safe seats are an opportunity to elect someone bright and controversial. However, state leaders being able to override preselection committee candidates are affecting the candidates selected, writes Anna Winter.
July 24, 2009 2
The culture of the Labor Party in the west is battered and broken with Vince Catania's defection to the Nationals, and things don't look like recovering any time soon.
July 22, 2009 2
What does one give a simple Buddhist monk for his 74th birthday? The Federal Member for Fremantle Melissa Parke writes on her recent travels to India.
May 21, 2009
Sometime back yonder, the latest South Australian and WA Newspoll State politics quarterly estimates were released onto the Newspoll public database. Here's what they're saying.
May 20, 2009
Labor has only itself to blame for the Greens' success in Fremantle.
May 20, 2009
Conservative columnists try to get their heads around the Greens' win in the Fremantle by-election.
May 18, 2009 8
The Fremantle by-election was only the second time the Greens had won a state or federal lower house seat outside of Tasmania.