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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.

Australia's green battery revolution will be a long time coming

Australia's green battery revolution will be a long time coming

The government is pulling out the stops to try and slow the effectiveness of energy storage. But change will come.

What does each state want from the NEG?

What does each state want from the NEG?

The Council of Australian Governments meets today to have their say on the NEG, and not every state and territory is going in with a smile.

Tasting Australia (and Australia itself) has a 'great male chef' problem

Tasting Australia (and Australia itself) has a 'great male chef' problem

Adelaide's much venerated Tasting Australia will open with a disproportionately small number of women chefs celebrated. Is this a symptom of a biased industry, or is the festival culpable in sustaining the sausage party?

If the US data gathering stories worried you, we have some bad news ...

If the US data gathering stories worried you, we have some bad news ...

News of Cambridge Analytica, the data collection tool that influenced Brexit and the US election, is incredibly alarming, but is it all that different from what Australian political parties have been doing for years?

Victory declared in war on third parties

Victory declared in war on third parties

Pundits have declared victory in the war on third parties. But if they go home, they'll find the same challenge returning again to haunt politics.