Topic archives: 2016 federal election

Who will replace Rod Culleton?

January 12, 2017 1

The problem for Hanson, and whoever her proposed successor might prove to be, is the challenge to Culleton’s election that is currently before the High Court.

Taxpayers foot $2 million bill for jetsetting pollies during election campaign

January 11, 2017 8

Australian taxpayers paid over $2 million for politicians to fly around Australia during the eight-week 2016 federal election campaign.

The difference between Hanson and Trump or Brexit

December 20, 2016 9

Australian National University migration researcher Henry Sherrell urges anyone who thinks Trump, Brexit and Hanson are even somewhat equivalent, to reconsider.

Windsor received big bucks to take on Barnaby

December 19, 2016

Individual donations have been disclosed by the AEC.

We think we’re fair, but can’t tell you for sure: ABC election review

December 6, 2016 4

Did the ABC provide an equal platform to both sides in the Australian election campaign?

NBN Co chair defiant over controversial election op-ed on AFP raids

November 25, 2016 7

NBN Co chair Ziggy Switkowski was mad as hell, and he wasn't going to take it anymore.

Let voters elect weirdos and the imperfect

November 23, 2016 8

Constitutional rules surrounding Australian elections represent centuries-old British legal language and morality. And they should be done away with.

Which party has the most sheeple voters?

November 7, 2016 9

Which party had the most voters who voted exactly how the party wanted them to in the Senate? New analysis by Crikey reporter Myriam Robin and software engineer Timothy McCarthy gives the answer.

ALP says it was just following the rules on ‘Mediscare’ SMS

November 3, 2016 4

"Mediscare" election texts were all above board.

Four times the government was warned about Bob Day’s office conflict of interest

November 3, 2016 6

How many times exactly did Finance warn there were issues with Bob Day's desired location for his electorate offices?

Oh precious Day! Ex-senator’s persnicketiness could cost Turnbull a key vote

November 2, 2016 4

If Bob Day hadn't been so fussy about a bit of a longer commute, a High Court case could have been avoided.

Charities under investigation for political activity during election campaign

October 31, 2016

GetUp isn't one of the five organisations investigated -- shock.

How valuable is first-place on the Senate ballot paper?

October 24, 2016 1

It helps, but maybe not as much as you'd expect.

How exhausted ballots spared us from another One Nation senator

September 19, 2016 8

Exhausted ballots benefited the Greens in Tasmania and Western Australia, with One Nation missing out.

Christian Democratic Party exodus blamed on Fred Nile’s leadership

September 5, 2016 5

Are the Christian Democrats collapsing?

Poll Bludger: to succeed, One Nation must do two things

September 5, 2016 3

Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the tallest hurdles for Pauline Hanson is maintaining party discipline.

The extremist parties who made it into the Senate

August 11, 2016 4

It wasn't just One Nation that did well in the 2016 election -- most extremist right-wing parties significantly improved their vote.

Rundle: Leak, Hanson and the amazing, all-crazy, all-collapsing right

August 9, 2016 13

In Australia, the right both inside and outside the Coalition has always been a composite of minor forces, drawing on extreme political expressions out of the mainstream.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 8, 2016 2

George and his turtles ... Gillard the time traveller ... Trump code cracked ...

Informal votes could have swung the election

August 8, 2016 13

Informal voting is exacerbated by poor voter education.