Menu
Scroll to top

State Politics

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

The spectacular failure of the Australian Conservatives

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?

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

Outside Tassie, Labor did best from gambling donations

If Labor bore the brunt of the gambling industry's power in Tasmania, elsewhere it enjoys a strong relationship with the pokies.

The quiet death of hard rubbish week

The quiet death of hard rubbish week

Ever wondered what happened to neighbourhood-wide hard rubbish collection? We did some sleuthing.

Steven Marshall's 'new dawn' struggles to usher in fresh light

Steven Marshall's 'new dawn' struggles to usher in fresh light

From healthcare to drug laws to deregulation, the South Australian government has spent the year keeping a low-profile between disappointments.

Is South Australia facing population decline?

Is South Australia facing population decline?

Studies show that inter-state emigration and lowering birth rates are a threat to South Australia's economy. Can policy action help?

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.

Liberal politics-as-usual isn't good enough in Mayo

Liberal politics-as-usual isn't good enough in Mayo

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.

Georgina, we hardly know you

Georgina, we hardly know you

As Georgina Downer fights for the seat her father held for over two decades, she appears to be dodging a rather big question.

Mayo fight leaves Libs with egg on their face

Mayo fight leaves Libs with egg on their face

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.

Rundle: on Elizabeth, the town Australia failed

Rundle: on Elizabeth, the town Australia failed

The city of Elizabeth, South Australia, stands as an exemplar of lost possibilities; of what could have been but was squandered.