Questions are being asked about the transparency of the Australian Electoral Commission, with the AEC refusing to open its vote-counting software to public scrutiny. Does the AEC have a reason to be so secretive?
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has been pinged uploading partisan material in potential breach of the Electoral Act, Labor's John Faulkner has found.
There's been plenty of talk on the system of preferential voting in the wake of the Western Australian election rerun. But mathematics masters student Casey Briggs says we should focus on the method of counting itself.
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The ICAC hearing and WA Senate do-over kept party leaders at the forefront of political discussion across the country.
Julia Gillard has turned her hand to film reviewing... and other media tidbits of the day.
The WA senate byelection on the weekend has produced three very different, and symbolic, examples of current trends in Australian politics. Some of it is good, but much of it is ugly politicking.
The major parties had an unprecedented 58% of the vote in a clear sign voters are looking for alternatives. The Greens, who outspent Labor and the Coalition, were big winners, as was Palmer United.