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.
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.
June 21, 2016 10
Fred Nile's Christian Democratic Party has done very well out of preference deals. As has Derryn Hinch.
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.
May 13, 2016 9
Preference deals serve many agendas.
May 10, 2016
Whoopsies, Labor MP Rob Mitchell tweets his preference discussions to the world.
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). […]
April 19, 2016 19
Party posturing over preference deals is much more often about ideology than tactics.
March 11, 2016 6
Has the Greens-Lib preference deal been done? ... filthy, filthy chipmunks ... Bruce Billson enthusiastic (as usual) ...
March 9, 2016 23
Are the Libs going to preference the Greens over Labor?
February 23, 2016 13
Is this the end for micro-parties, preference harvesters and tablecloth ballots?
March 25, 2015 25
When will the Greens be able to stand on their own instead of reflexively preferencing Labor?
March 5, 2015 3
Labor's recent surprise victory in Queensland was due, in large part, to the optional preferential voting system. NSW has the same system, but whether Opposition Leader Luke Foley can match Palaszczuk's feat remains to be seen.
December 17, 2014 16
A complicated loophole in vote-counting legislation has awarded a seat to Labor that should have gone to the Country Alliance in Victoria.
November 26, 2014 13
Micro-parties could well be in for some seats in Victoria's upper house, with the Shooters and Fishers and the Country Alliance contenders to get over the line.
November 17, 2014 2
The how-to-vote cards are out, and while the Cyclists Party has done well, the Australian Country Alliance has been left flapping in the breeze. Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.
November 14, 2014 9
Will the Sex Party preference the Greens? Do the Cyclists like the Rock'n'Roll party? Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss investigates the complicated web of preference deals.
November 10, 2014 5
Labor and the Greens are so hellbent on destroying each other that neither is keeping an eye on who the real enemy is, writes Daniel Scoullar, communications consultant and member of the Victorian Greens’ state council.
October 23, 2014 5
The 2013 federal election had some very strange results, with micro-parties benefiting from byzantine preference deals. Crikey's Victorian election reporter Dan Moss asks: is Victoria in for motoring enthusiasts and smart meter haters?
March 6, 2014 4
The minor parties will again play a key roll in the recall election in Western Australia. The wheeling and dealing could have a big impact on who ends up in the Senate come July.