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How the postal plebiscite might skew the vote

How the postal plebiscite might skew the vote

William BoweAug 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

Mayne: big banks should quit making political donations

Stephen MayneFeb 2, 20174 Comments

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

Turnbull donation kept secret for another year

Josh TaylorFeb 1, 20175 Comments

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?

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

Josh TaylorNov 23, 20161 Comment

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

CrikeyJul 21, 2016

Crikey readers discuss the previous day's edition.

Is the new Senate counting process actually transparent?

Is the new Senate counting process actually transparent?

AnonymousJul 11, 20164 Comments

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

The politics of the eternal waiting room

Bernard KeaneJul 8, 201624 Comments

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

CrikeyJul 8, 20163 Comments

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

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

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

Guy RundleJul 6, 201630 Comments

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

How the AEC is trying to avoid a repeat of the 2013 WA Senate stuff-up

How the AEC is trying to avoid a repeat of the 2013 WA Senate stuff-up

Myriam Robin and Josh TaylorJul 5, 201616 Comments

Keen to avoid a repeat of the 2013 WA Senate debacle, the AEC is using digital scanning technology. But unfortunately we will not know the results for a very long time, write Myriam Robin and Josh Taylor.