Topic archives: minor parties

Victory declared in war on third parties

March 19, 2018 5

Pundits have declared victory in the war on third parties. But if they go home, they'll find the same challenge returning again to haunt politics.

How to make political party funding pass the pub test

November 1, 2016 1

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

Rogues, whackjobs and NQR (not quite racist): meet your minor parties

June 24, 2016 6

Who said Australia was homogeneous? From gods and guns to sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, you have a plethora of options for your Senate ballot.

Poll Bludger: Nick Xenophon, kingmaker

June 21, 2016 4

Labor and the Libs are both quaking in their boots in the face of unprecedented polling for minor parties (except the Greens). And the biggest bogeyman of all is Nick.

Rundle: how the minors can hijack Parliament and bring on the revolution

June 17, 2016 16

We are not going to get a Syriza. But we have the Nick Xenophon Team and other minor parties -- and it's their time to hang the Parliament and get what they want.

Poll Bludger: minor parties cop a Canning

September 21, 2015 3

The Greens and minor parties were the real losers at the Canning byelection, which sent Andrew Hastie to Canberra.

Poll Bludger: the mad mish-mash of Qld’s minor parties

Poll Bludger: the mad mish-mash of Qld’s minor parties

January 16, 2015 8

Disaffected voters in regional Queensland will be spoiled for choice this election with a rabid PUP, resurgent One Nation and an increasingly worried Katter.

Nats down, Greens up — Victoria’s minors ride the pendulum

Nats down, Greens up — Victoria’s minors ride the pendulum

December 1, 2014 8

The Greens got almost twice the number of votes as the Nationals in the Victorian election -- and yet they have at best three seats to the Nats' seven.

The ‘preference whisperer’ issues a challenge

October 10, 2014 1

Crikey readers have their say on the Victorian state election, why we don't know anything about Islam, and retina scans at airports.

Lazy voters + broken system = sport, motoring lobbies in Senate

Lazy voters + broken system = sport, motoring lobbies in Senate

September 9, 2013 40

Almost a quarter of Australians voted for small parties in the Senate this time around, and the bizarre flow of preferences has elected very strange micro-parties. Here's the state of play.