Topic archives: aec

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

August 24, 2017 3

Cormann fails in both grammar, syntax and meaning ... Pratt's new bestie MIA ... One Nation AGM ...

How the postal plebiscite might skew the vote

August 11, 2017

Conducting the plebiscite through the ABS as a postal vote has a number of worrying consequences. Aside from the challenge to its legality, it may skew the vote in favour of older, more conservative voters, and even, potentially, make voter fraud more likely.

Mayne: big banks should quit making political donations

February 2, 2017 4

The financial services sector has been revealed as the most generous industry for Australia’s political parties in the 2015-16 donations data.

Turnbull donation kept secret for another year

February 1, 2017 5

Peter Dutton revealed his donation to his own party, but Malcolm Turnbull hasn't disclosed his yet.

Can Labor stop right-wing extremists from co-opting the Eureka flag?

November 23, 2016 1

Labor MP Catherine King is attempting to prevent nationalist party Australia First from using the Eureka flag as its logo.

Why mixing energy and the environment is a bad move

July 21, 2016

Crikey readers discuss the previous day's edition.

Is the new Senate counting process actually transparent?

July 11, 2016 4

The new Senate ballot counting process is efficient, but is it transparent? An anonymous election technology expert explains how the process works.

The politics of the eternal waiting room

July 8, 2016 24

We're waiting for the election result, waiting to see when Malcolm Turnbull develops an agenda, or gets rolled, and we've been waiting for years, always waiting for the next thing in politics that never arrives.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 8, 2016 3

Votes lost ... premierships won ... Fairfax v Fairfax ...

Rundle: it’s not our country that’s unstable, it’s our political system

July 6, 2016 30

We are in limbo, hanging somewhere between single-party government and multi-party agreements, without being able to affirm either.