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In the 'blind spot' with Susan Moylan-Coombs

In the 'blind spot' with Susan Moylan-Coombs

There's a creeping belief that Warringah is a two-horse race between Tony Abbott and Zali Steggall, but independent candidate Susan Moylan-Coombs specialises in things that are often overlooked.

In the red corner, Albo and baby-face Luke Creasey start swinging against Bandt

In the red corner, Albo and baby-face Luke Creasey start swinging against Bandt

Anthony Albanese has helped launch Luke Creasey's ambitious campaign to knock off Adam Bandt in the now-solidly Greens seat of Melbourne.

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

What do the locals make of Abbott's competition? They quite like her. Or at least they want to like her.

The right's fragmentation problem is causing cracks

The right's fragmentation problem is causing cracks

Divided votes and increased competition — David Leyonhjelm's recent failure may be a bellwether for things to come on May 18.

The political business model of angry white men

The political business model of angry white men

There is now a small but lucrative niche on our politics for angry white men to attack women. And One Nation is effectively exploiting it.

Welcome to the fight for Warringah

Welcome to the fight for Warringah

Tony Abbott is in danger of losing his seat for the first time in 25 years. The implications for the Liberals and, beyond that, our understanding of Australian politics are huge.

What can be done for towns like Glen Innes?

What can be done for towns like Glen Innes?

Poverty in the heart of Barnaby Joyce's electorate of New England — over the past 40 years Glenn Innes went from prosperous railway town to a ghost of its former self. What happened?

Fear and loathing in WA: the perils of a One Nation-Liberal preference deal

Fear and loathing in WA: the perils of a One Nation-Liberal preference deal

The 2017 election was a historic catastrophe for then-WA premier Colin Barnett. Scott Morrison should heed his warning.

'If the Andrews government wants a fight, they've got one'

'If the Andrews government wants a fight, they've got one'

The government is facing a growing resistance from Djab Wurrung traditional owners over the destruction of cultural heritage. Is this a litmus test for what's to come with treaty negotiations?

The NSW election was no anti-racist victory

The NSW election was no anti-racist victory

For some, Gladys Berejiklian's victory over Michael Daley was a sign the electorate rejected racism. But One Nation's resurgence in NSW proves otherwise.