Even for a politician as self-assured as Cory Bernardi, it’s hard to put a positive spin on this. How did it go so wrong?
If Labor bore the brunt of the gambling industry's power in Tasmania, elsewhere it enjoys a strong relationship with the pokies.
From healthcare to drug laws to deregulation, the South Australian government has spent the year keeping a low-profile between disappointments.
Studies show that inter-state emigration and lowering birth rates are a threat to South Australia's economy. Can policy action help?
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.
Even if the Libs runs a smarter campaign at the general election, its former heartland seat looks set to be in Rebekha Sharkie’s hands for a long time yet.
As Georgina Downer fights for the seat her father held for over two decades, she appears to be dodging a rather big question.
The Liberals’ enthusiastic gambit in Mayo was meant to return a blue-ribbon seat to the fold – but it could end up entrenching a third-party MP there for a generation.