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The Shorten Manifesto: what does the alternative PM actually want for Australia?

Crikey November 22, 2017 12 Comments

You'd be forgiven for liking Bill Shorten solely for his stirring oratory abilities, but with the Coalition springing leaks, it's worth reminding yourself what Labor actually stands for. Lisa Divissi reports.

Poll Bludger: One Nation slows as the Battler Bus loses a tyre

William Bowe November 14, 2017 13 Comments

One Nation's northern ride may be grinding to a halt as succession problems the ghost of the the preference deal continue to get in the way.

Poll Bludger: despite shifting public attitudes on abortion, criminalisation remains in Qld, NSW

William Bowe May 15, 2017 11 Comments

To the extent that abortion’s technical status as a criminal offence remains, it's clearly the case that the law is running behind public opinion.

Liberals in crisis: Nats with poor memories fail to secure the flanks

Crikey March 22, 2017 4 Comments

The Nationals have forgotten the lessons from the 1990s about fighting One Nation, and it will harm the Liberal Party in the long term, Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor write.

Critical seats for Palaszczuk government

Crikey March 6, 2017 1 Comment

Post redistribution, no area is more critical for the Palaszczuk government than the Gold Coast, writes Labor insider Ben Chiefly.

Poll Bludger: has Palaszczuk already secured a second term?

William Bowe April 22, 2016 7 Comments

Annastacia Palaszczuk might've won the next Queensland election already thanks to a nifty piece of electoral reform.

Chainsaw gets chopped down, but more climate quarrels beckon

Bernard Keane December 15, 2015 10 Comments

The failed defection of Ian Macfarlane is a win for Malcolm Turnbull but will exacerbate what will be a difficult relationship with the Nationals over climate policy.

Poll Bludger: LNP wants preselection reform to oust rogue candidates

Poll Bludger: LNP wants preselection reform to oust rogue candidates

William Bowe July 10, 2015 2 Comments

Maverick candidates have caused a lot of headaches for the LNP over the years, both in the states and federally. Now Queensland's state branch wants to do something about it.

Cloud over LNP Rankin candidate David Lin after guilty finding

Cloud over LNP Rankin candidate David Lin after guilty finding

Andrew Crook July 26, 2013

A candidate for the Liberal National Party in Queensland was found guilty of professional misconduct by the state's chief legal discipline body, Crikey has learned. David Lin says they were "clerical errors".

Miners, developers pile in to fund Newman’s LNP campaign

Miners, developers pile in to fund Newman’s LNP campaign

Andrew Crook February 1, 2013 11 Comments

Big political donors ditched Anna Bligh's failing government and put their money behind Campbell Newman's bid for the Queensland premiership, data from the AEC reveals.