July 26, 2016 3
Unusually, voters were thinking more about health and Medicare than the economy on July 2, this week's Essential Report shows.
June 29, 2016 2
There were far more mentions of Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd during a much shorter campaign than there have been of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
February 13, 2015 52
Abbott's campaign for government was always a Trojan horse packed with policies to resuscitate the old culture wars and economic austerity. And we, the Australian people, voted for him. An angry Aussie expat explains.
March 5, 2014 10
Are new rules needed to stop multiple voters from undermining Australian elections? Not according to the local and international evidence, writes Jennifer Rayner at Inside Story.
February 19, 2014 4
Western Australians get another crack at the Senate election, and their dissatisfaction with the Abbott government is likely to translate into a win for the Left. But will it matter for the Abbott government?
February 7, 2014 8
The "independent review" of the WikiLeaks Party's disastrous preference allocations is in, and is mostly complaints about how a proper review couldn't be done.
December 11, 2013 6
An inquiry into how the AEC managed to lose critical votes has laid the blame squarely at the feet of the Electoral Commissioner. But there is plenty to go around.
December 2, 2013 1
The final results are in on the 2013 federal election -- so which pollster was closest to the mark? Our crack analyst crunches the numbers to produce some surprising results.
November 27, 2013 12
Media types love Twitter, and octogenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch is certainly no stranger to the format. Freelance writer Farz Edraki asks: how powerful is Murdoch on Twitter, really?
November 22, 2013 1
A loophole that allows the same person to serve as the registered officer for more than one political party is likely to be closed.
November 20, 2013 1
It's likely that the Coalition will hold a near-clean sweep of state governments next year. Crikey hits the archives to ask if this will pose a problem for Tony Abbott.
November 12, 2013
Crikey readers talk the iCloud, spying and what really happens at an AEC vote count.
November 7, 2013 6
It's no surprise mistakes were made in counting votes on election night, according to the Electoral Commission workers who spoke to Sally Whyte. They were overworked, undertrained and standards were slipping.
November 6, 2013
Clive Palmer and Queensland premier Campbell Newman rocketed to the top of the charts thanks to an election win and new anti-bikie laws.
November 5, 2013 1
Crikey readers talk the AEC and the Western Australian Senate vote debacle. Plus Guy Rundle and a reader go head-to-head.
November 5, 2013 8
The High Court is almost certainly going to call for a fresh election in WA. That means a fresh set of candidates -- and Julian Assange could have another tilt at the Senate.
November 4, 2013 17
There may be just one or two votes between two of the minor parties in the Western Australian Senate election, so voters will be heading back to the polls. But that doesn't mean the system is broken.
November 1, 2013 11
With 1375 votes missing, will Western Australians be forced back to the polls over the disputed Senate result? The courts will decide, but our resident psephologist says it could be avoided.
October 23, 2013 1
Scrutineers imported for WA count? ... extra beer for News Ltd's Sydney reunion ... underworld figure helps Sea Shepherd? ...
October 4, 2013 8
Maybe we should reform Senate voting. But we should do it for the right reasons. All this talk of mandates gets us nowhere, says Crikey's writer-at-large.