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Poll Bludger: voters return in droves to the One Nation bandwagon

Poll Bludger: voters return in droves to the One Nation bandwagon

William BoweJun 19, 20177 Comments

After all the controversy of the past couple of months, there has been a curious resurgence in support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

How bad is voter fraud in Australia?

CrikeyFeb 15, 2017

Not as bad as conservatives would have you believe.

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.

Vagaries of donations data make proper scrutiny impossible

Vagaries of donations data make proper scrutiny impossible

Bernard KeaneFeb 1, 20174 Comments

Careful how you interpret the latest political donations figures -- the reporting system is so bad, it's almost impossible to keep a proper eye on the major political parties.

Let voters elect weirdos and the imperfect

Let voters elect weirdos and the imperfect

Graeme OrrNov 23, 20168 Comments

Constitutional rules surrounding Australian elections represent centuries-old British legal language and morality. And they should be done away with.

The Chinese surveillance company safeguarding Australian democracy

The Chinese surveillance company safeguarding Australian democracy

Bernard Keane and Asher WolfJul 15, 20166 Comments

A company at the very heart of the China's draconian security regime is helping guard our ballot papers, courtesy of a contract with the Australian Electoral Commission, write Bernard Keane and Asher Wolf.

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 ...

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.