Topic archives: preferences

Preferences dominate Parliament on who dealt with Hanson and how

February 13, 2017 6

The government's shaky argument in defence of the WA Liberals' preference deal with Pauline Hanson in question time today didn't last too long.

Dummy spit over Greens’ bizarre council preference deals

October 21, 2016 2

Greens candidates for Darebin Council are directing voters to preference other Greens higher than themselves, writes Crikey intern Rachel Robertson. And an independent candidate says that's not on.

Deal with the devil: preferences take realpolitik, not heart

June 21, 2016 10

Fred Nile's Christian Democratic Party has done very well out of preference deals. As has Derryn Hinch.

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Greens?

June 16, 2016 8

Labor and the Coalition are both running scare campaigns over the Greens bogeyman. But there's a way for the progressive parties to get along instead.

Why it might be in the Liberals’ interest to preference the Greens

May 13, 2016 9

Preference deals serve many agendas.

That’s not a DM, Mitchell

That’s not a DM, Mitchell

May 10, 2016

Whoopsies, Labor MP Rob Mitchell tweets his preference discussions to the world.

What a letdown

April 20, 2016

On the upcoming election Kim Lockwood writes: Re. “Turnbull kicks off campaign fighting fires” (yesterday). When Abbott was rolled I had high hopes for the country. They’ve been dashed. We still have the same stomach-churning soap opera of self-interest. On preference deals Stuart Johnson writes: Re. “Strange bedfellows: what a Liberal-Greens preference deal says about both” (yesterday). […]

Strange bedfellows: what a Liberal-Greens preference deal says about both

April 19, 2016 19

Party posturing over preference deals is much more often about ideology than tactics.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 11, 2016 6

Has the Greens-Lib preference deal been done? ... filthy, filthy chipmunks ... Bruce Billson enthusiastic (as usual) ...

Labor fears Greens-Liberal preference stitch-up

March 9, 2016 23

Are the Libs going to preference the Greens over Labor?