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Poll Bludger: is Dan Andrews hurting Shorten’s chances of winning the next election?

William Bowe August 3, 2017 9 Comments

A great convergence has been under way in the four largest states, eliminating a pattern through the last three elections in which Victoria reigned as Labor's strongest state.

Crikey Worm: Canavan caught by section 44, Bernardi raking it in, ICAC called in over Murray-Darling

Josh Taylor July 26, 2017 1 Comment

Matt Canavan becomes the third senator pinged by section 44, Cory Bernardi books nearly $1 million and ICAC called on Murray-Darling allegations. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Rundle: heady hours for centrist France as Macron thumps Le Pen

Guy Rundle May 8, 2017 18 Comments

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has won a convincing victory in round two of the French presidential elections, defeating National Front candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65% to 35%. The figure is somewhat better than was forecast throughout most of the lead-up to the final bout, with Macron leading Le Pen by 60%-40% in polls. […]

Liberal senators push for Minerals Council wishlist, doubtless completely coincidentally

Josh Taylor February 16, 2017 9 Comments

Coalition concerns over political activity by environmental groups mirrors the concerns of the coal lobby.

How to make political party funding pass the pub test

Josh Taylor November 1, 2016 1 Comment

How do we break the cycle of controversy over how our politicians spend money on themselves?

Poll Bludger: embattled Barnett faces spill motion

William Bowe September 19, 2016

WA Premier Colin Barnett has a lot of detractors. And not all of them sit on the opposite side of the chamber.

Abbott’s sister, former weightlifting champion take on Clover Moore

Margot Saville August 31, 2016 5 Comments

Moore has become a lightning rod for opposition to several of Baird’s most unpopular policies. Can she survive another strike?

What you need to know on election day 2016 to get your democracy (sausage) on

Josh Taylor July 1, 2016 1 Comment

Election day 2016 is upon us. Here is what you need to know about how to vote, where to vote and where to get a sausage.

How your vote gets counted on election night

Myriam Robin July 1, 2016 5 Comments

It's a complex system, but one that works pretty well.

Canning pork watch: can a Hastie funding spree save Abbott’s bacon?

Canning pork watch: can a Hastie funding spree save Abbott’s bacon?

Josh Taylor September 14, 2015 8 Comments

Just five days out from polling day, the government has announced close to $120 million in funding for the Canning electorate. Will it be enough to save Abbott?