Topic archives: 2018 South Australian election

Crikey Worm: latest Newspoll puts Turnbull on a knife-edge

March 26, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Malcolm Turnbull's government loses its 29th Newspoll in a row (and we all know what that means). Plus, Australian cricket captain Steve Smith suspended over ball-tampering scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: what was Xenophon thinking?

March 22, 2018 19

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.

Mayne: stand by for annual political donations reveal on Thursday

January 30, 2018 3

When it comes to transparency and regulation, Australia has the democratic world’s worst system of campaign finance.

‘A campaign the likes of which has never been seen’: 7 questions with Nick Xenophon

January 30, 2018 12

Who are the best three pollies Xenophon has seen up close? What is his philosophy about political compromise? What is his favourite political stunt?

Poll Bludger: a bumper year ahead for elections

January 16, 2018 1

With state elections in Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria, 2018 is shaping up to be a wild ride for poll watchers.

Is Martin Hamilton-Smith Australian politics’ greatest ever turncoat?

January 9, 2018 11

Ever in search of greener grass: meet the man who has changed political parties more often than most people change their outfits.

Xenophon state shift will shake up politics in the rustbelt

October 6, 2017 21

Nick Xenophon has a real chance of inflicting major damage on both the Labor and Liberal parties when he takes them on next year at the South Australian state election.