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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?

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.

Mark Latham is back in parliament. What's the worst that could happen?

Mark Latham is back in parliament. What's the worst that could happen?

Most of the damage Mark Latham can do as a member of the legislative council is rhetorical.

With the NSW election results now in, what comes next?

With the NSW election results now in, what comes next?

Stagnating votes, plot twists, and dogs that failed to bark — an analysis of the weekend's election results.

Extremist rage from the heart of NSW creates another 'two nations' moment

Extremist rage from the heart of NSW creates another 'two nations' moment

Faced with extremists siphoning off the National Party vote, the Coalition's standard response is to pork barrel. Stand by for lots of money to be showered on regional NSW and Queensland.

Who are the papers backing in this week's 'knife-edge' NSW election?

Who are the papers backing in this week's 'knife-edge' NSW election?

The election might be neck-and-neck, but the papers have definitely made their decision.