Topic archives: 2017 WA election

One Nation’s magically backdated invoice raises serious governance questions

August 1, 2017 4

Sandy Baraiolo wrote to the party of her concern about PHON’s provision of receipts that did not, in her view, align with her banking records, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.

Poll Bludger: One Nation legal woes spell electoral trouble for LNP

May 1, 2017 4

The prospect of a One Nation crossbench delivering power to the LNP in Queensland is rapidly diminishing.

Poll Bludger: WA Libs’ downfall could eventually topple federal MPs

April 13, 2017 4

Politics is a game of dominoes.

Where have all Mark McGowan’s promises gone?

April 7, 2017

Visitors to are greeted by an interesting message ...

Former One Nation heavyweights call for inquiry in wake of Four Corners report

April 4, 2017 13

There is a renewed call for a formal investigation into Hanson’s political movement, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.

One Nation keeps WA party constitution a secret as former candidates fume

March 31, 2017 1

Crikey is aware that no member or candidate was provided with a copy of the constitution for the WA branch of One Nation upon joining the body, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.

One Nation divided over WA election backroom dealing

March 21, 2017

Hurricane Hanson swept through the west ahead of the recent WA election, and it looks like the winds of conflict won't die down any time soon, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.

With extreme two-party swings getting worse, has our electoral system become too unstable?

March 17, 2017 10

Time to ask questions about the ongoing suitability of Australia's prevailing electoral and constitutional arrangements.

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

March 15, 2017 44

We're abandoning good policymaking in Australia and parasites like the mining industry are to blame.

Privatisation drives up prices and creates dodgy business practices, so why do governments persist?

March 15, 2017 17

There are four main reasons, writes fellow at the Centre for Policy Development Ian McAuley.