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One Nation divided over WA election backroom dealing

One Nation divided over WA election backroom dealing

Tom RavlicMar 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?

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

William BoweMar 17, 201710 Comments

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

How the mining industry parasites helped destroy good energy policy

Bernard KeaneMar 15, 201744 Comments

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?

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

Ian McAuleyMar 15, 201717 Comments

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

Do federal matters really impact state elections?

CrikeyMar 14, 20171 Comment

Depends whose side you're on.

Which Labor faction will control Western Australia?

Which Labor faction will control Western Australia?

Ben ChieflyMar 14, 2017

After years of factional fighting, will the Right or the Left control the majority of the cabinet in the new McGowan government? Labor insider Ben Chiefly asks the question.

Poll Bludger: good news for One Nation, bad news for WA Labor, unless ...

Poll Bludger: good news for One Nation, bad news for WA Labor, unless ...

William BoweMar 14, 20172 Comments

Will Mark McGowan's young WA state Labor government be able to introduce the reforms necessary to purge the upper house of wacky micro-parties?

Even Turnbull haters agree, WA election was Barnett's loss

Even Turnbull haters agree, WA election was Barnett's loss

Emily WatkinsMar 13, 20173 Comments

The Australian begged Sandgropers to give Colin Barnett another chance, and Andrew Bolt thinks Malcolm Turnbull didn't do enough to save him. But pretty much everyone agrees, WA was just sick of the damn Liberals.

Rundle: jumpin' around with One Nation and the micros at the election after-party

Guy RundleMar 13, 201718 Comments

The sweaty crush around La Hanson, dozens of bodies in orange "One Nation" T-shirts ... Welcome to the Micro-Parties Party.

Ditch a One Nation deal now, Malcolm

Ditch a One Nation deal now, Malcolm

Bernard KeaneMar 13, 201715 Comments

The WA election campaign illustrates the problem of linking yourself to Pauline Hanson -- she'll suck the oxygen out of your ability to deliver a message.

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