Emily Watkins March 13, 2017 3 Comments
The Australian begged Sandgropers to give Colin Barnett another chance, and Andrew Bolt thinks Malcolm Turnbull didn't do enough to save him. But pretty much everyone agrees, WA was just sick of the damn Liberals.
Guy Rundle March 13, 2017 18 Comments
The sweaty crush around La Hanson, dozens of bodies in orange "One Nation" T-shirts ... Welcome to the Micro-Parties Party.
Bernard Keane March 13, 2017 15 Comments
The WA election campaign illustrates the problem of linking yourself to Pauline Hanson -- she'll suck the oxygen out of your ability to deliver a message.
William Bowe March 13, 2017 8 Comments
In evaluating the spin, counter-spin and self-serving justification that inevitably runs rampant after a lopsided election result, it's worth evaluating the journey the polls took.
Crikey March 13, 2017 3 Comments
If opinion polls are a guide, Geert Wilders’ hard-right party could come first or second in the Dutch election, writes freelance journalist Alan Austin.
Guy Rundle March 10, 2017 23 Comments
We are all aware that we have not stored away for the lean years, and the fat years come to an end, particularly in Western Australia. And neither party is going to be able to undo years of bad management and bring them back.
William Bowe March 10, 2017 1 Comment
The Liberal Premier has offered nothing much more than low-impact campaign announcements involving Aboriginal rock art, aquaculture and localised tourism commitments.
Charlie Lewis March 10, 2017
Legal services assisting victims of domestic violence are looking down the barrel of a 30% funding cut from the federal government, and Western Australia's two major parties have yet to adequately address the issue.
Crikey March 9, 2017 3 Comments
Pauline Hanson's One Nation demands an extraordinary level of control over its candidates, including kicking candidates off their own Facebook pages and demands that they cull their followers lists to approved people only, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.
Guy Rundle March 9, 2017 64 Comments
The goodwill didn't last long, though. Perhaps they googled "Guy Rundle -- communist" or something, and realised the truth.