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Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

There are many reasons voters have backed micro-party candidates at the federal level. But will these hold up at the state level?

Jimmy Barnes joins protest of 'disgusting' Opera House projections

Jimmy Barnes joins protest of 'disgusting' Opera House projections

More than 1000 people, including the rock icon, disrupted Racing NSW's advertising in protest of the "absolutely disgusting behaviour by our government".

How Alan Jones embarrassed the industry he was advocating for

How Alan Jones embarrassed the industry he was advocating for

Alan Jones' Opera House meltdown has shone a light on the systemic power of the horse abuse industry in NSW, which commands an array of influential people to deliver its agenda.

Alan Jones doesn't control New South Wales, political donations do

Alan Jones doesn't control New South Wales, political donations do

Racing NSW and the rest of the gambling lobby have long called the shots in NSW because they give the government so much money.

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

What can we do about another disappointing government sell-out?

Governments assume giving public spaces like the Opera House and Federation Square to commercial interests will not harm them. It will.

Queensland man detained for over 40 years beyond sentence

Queensland man detained for over 40 years beyond sentence

Evidence was ignored in the case of a Queensland man seeking the lifting of an indefinite detention order.

How Kerryn Phelps became the 'inclusive' third way for Wentworth

How Kerryn Phelps became the 'inclusive' third way for Wentworth

Phelps and her wife became heroes in the minds of many in the late '90s. But can she truly be considered a political alternative?

Alexander Downer and the Liberal leadership that wasn't

Alexander Downer and the Liberal leadership that wasn't

As Alexander Downer blames voters for the troubles of the Liberal Party (including the failure to elect his daughter in the Mayo byelection), he should think about looking a little closer to home.

The death of the 'safe Liberal seat'

The death of the 'safe Liberal seat'

The Liberal Party can't afford to take these constituencies for granted anymore. But what does it mean to be a "Liberal" seat now anyway?

Nightmare on Macquarie St looms despite strong NSW Liberal performance

Nightmare on Macquarie St looms despite strong NSW Liberal performance

The disastrous scenario of a return to government by NSW Labor -- which previously brought the state perhaps its worst ever corruption -- is looking more and more possible.