March 19, 2018 5
News of Cambridge Analytica, the data collection tool that influenced Brexit and the US election, is incredibly alarming, but is it all that different from what Australian political parties have been doing for years?
March 9, 2018 11
The digital revolution has made the tally rooms unnecessary, and we are worse off for it.
January 11, 2018 9
2018 is shaping up to be a corker for elections around the world, with ten in particular worth keeping an eye on, writes Charles Richardson.
December 12, 2017
The prime minister of East Timor is refusing to allow parliament to reconvene because he will face a vote of no confidence. What next?
October 23, 2017 3
Good morning, early birds. NBN CEO Bill Morrow has warned the company will struggle to ever make a profit (as it is required to do), and New South Wales and Victoria top the states' economic scorecard. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
October 9, 2017 13
Nick Xenophon stands poised to unleash his full powers of disruption at the South Australian election in March.
July 28, 2017 7
The 2006 Italian election was a tight race, and the first in which Australian-Italians could have their say. Is that why Matt Canavan's mother signed him up?
July 24, 2017 2
The surprise outcome of the elections was the rise of Khunto, which looks to have taken five seats.
July 21, 2017 3
To suggest that East Timor's democracy is "consolidated" or somehow a permanent feature of the political landscape might reflect a blinkered understanding of what it takes to retain a viable democracy.
July 10, 2017 1
Can Hun Sen finally be ousted from Cambodia?
May 19, 2017 1
Iranians will decide their next president this week in what looms an important geopolitical decision, writes veteran foreign news reporter John Tulloh.
March 20, 2017
The real question now is whether East Timor will be able to establish a viable opposition after today's election.
March 17, 2017 10
Time to ask questions about the ongoing suitability of Australia's prevailing electoral and constitutional arrangements.
March 10, 2017
Australian political parties would be banned from accepting foreign donations under a proposal from the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters.
January 27, 2017 1
Fears that East Timor could create its own "dominant party" structure have recently intensified.
November 1, 2016 1
Melbourne, on the brink of making history, might be denied its first indigenous councillor at the 11th hour.
June 9, 2016 1
When does a party have to include disclosure? Why can't ads use footage of Parliament? And where do dank memes fit in?
October 19, 2015 5
Three out of four people on the street in Myanmar predict Aung San Suu Kyi will get a majority in Myanmar's upcoming election.
April 9, 2015 1
Tony Abbott's Coalition is losing footing in former Liberal strongholds. And the party's stocks in South Australia just keep on sliding, posing serious problems for one colourful frontbencher.
March 27, 2015
While Labor will win back many seats lost in their 2011 landslide defeat, Premier Mike Baird's Liberal Party will almost certainly retain government.