Topic archives: 2018 South Australian election

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.

What role does trolling and ‘fake news’ play in Australian elections?

March 19, 2018 4

The Tasmanian and South Australian elections raise big questions about how online campaigning and trickery increasingly affects our political discourse.

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.

Tips and rumours

March 14, 2018

SA Libs pinged ... Westmead woes? ... fridge for sale ...

Tips and rumours

March 9, 2018 4

IWD cringefests ... Xenophon loves the art not the artist ... the political party connections of a teensy local paper ...

Poll Bludger: has Xenophon run out of steam?

March 9, 2018 8

After looking like he was going steamroll his way into South Australian parliament, SA Best seems to have lost significant momentum as campaign attrition takes its tole.

Xenophon in political limbo along with a major chunk of SA voters

March 6, 2018 10

Nick Xenophon's SA-BEST isn't a minor party -- but it's virtually impossible for it to be a major one either. Which is bad news for the voters it will attract.

Laugh all you want, Xenophon’s campaign ad is just what the SA election needed

February 21, 2018 10

Nick Xenophon, who perfected the art of the corny political stunt during his time at Parliament House, is playing into the public's desire for spectacle and misfire.

There will be no real winners in the SA election

February 16, 2018 1

In politics, the worst crime a leader can commit is to lose the unloseable election.