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Tag archives: 2014 WA Senate election

What’s the AEC got to hide?

What’s the AEC got to hide?

William Bowe July 7, 2014 5 Comments

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 partisan PM&C site that may have broken the law

The partisan PM&C site that may have broken the law

Bernard Keane May 28, 2014 7 Comments

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.

iSentia index: the great disconnect edition

iSentia index: the great disconnect edition

Patrick Baume April 16, 2014 1 Comment

Are voters really turning against the Abbott government? The polls say yes, but there might be something bigger at play here.

Counting votes, the Wright way: what the AEC should be looking at

Counting votes, the Wright way: what the AEC should be looking at

Crikey April 14, 2014 7 Comments

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.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey April 10, 2014 13 Comments

Should Sir Obeid keep his OAM? ... lean EBA for AAP ... Bob Carr's pajama fiasco ...

iSentia index: WA Senate and ICAC get people talking

iSentia index: WA Senate and ICAC get people talking

Patrick Baume April 9, 2014

The ICAC hearing and WA Senate do-over kept party leaders at the forefront of political discussion across the country.

Put climate change on Neighbours

Crikey April 8, 2014 1 Comment

Crikey readers talk the difficulty of selling climate change and why we need to lay off the Labor Party.

Media briefs: Ten on Schapelle … Oz polling … Gillard on GoT …

Media briefs: Ten on Schapelle … Oz polling … Gillard on GoT …

Crikey April 8, 2014 12 Comments

Julia Gillard has turned her hand to film reviewing... and other media tidbits of the day.

The good, the bad and the ugly of the WA Senate re-run

The good, the bad and the ugly of the WA Senate re-run

Bernard Keane April 7, 2014 18 Comments

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.

Palmer, Greens win the West — now Abbott must play ball

Palmer, Greens win the West — now Abbott must play ball

William Bowe April 7, 2014 19 Comments

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.