Topic archives: 2018 Batman byelection

Hinch’s Senate Diary: what was Xenophon thinking?

March 22, 2018 16

Derryn Hinch argues Nick Xenophon shouldn't have believed his own publicity in the SA election.

The Greens will claim more inner-city seats eventually, but not yet

March 20, 2018 61

After a spanking at the Batman byelection, the Greens need to figure out how to stop losing viable inner-city seats before it's too late.

Guy Rundle’s drive-bys: Batman byelection special!

March 20, 2018 6

Crikey correspondent-at-large Guy Rundle takes aim at recent media coverage of the Batman byelection that delivered Labor's Ged Kearney to power.

Poll Bludger: two-party system alive and well in Batman and SA

March 19, 2018 6

With whiplash-inducing speed, media takes about the frailty of the two-party system have made way for prognostications on the failure of its challengers to match expectations.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull claims federal mandate after SA victory

March 19, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister claims the Liberals' weekend victory in South Australia will give the green light to his government's controversial energy policy. Plus, bushfires in the south, and a cyclone in the north. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The Age gets it wrong on Bhathal and her backers

March 15, 2018 17

The Age has made a couple of key blunders in its Thursday splash on the Batman byelection.

Batman garbage fire is the perfect representation of Australian politics

March 13, 2018 21

What we have, instead of a by-election, is a series of righteous indignations overlapping righteous indignation, where policy is not discussed as much as it is used as a cudgel to silence others.

Rundle: the mess in Batman shows Greens need serious change

March 12, 2018 39

With more internal leaks against Batman candidate Alex Bhathal, it's clear the Greens need major reshaping — whether they win the seat or not.

Ged Kearney won’t commit Labor to blocking Adani

March 7, 2018 45

At a climate Q and A, Labor’s Batman candidate did the Labor two-step on blocking the mine with environment law.