October 18, 2016 5
Not only has the party lost its only federal representative, it's also lost its biggest financial backer.
November 24, 2014 2
Many of Family First's network of candidates in Victoria are related to one another (and to state director Ashley Fenn). And they have an awful lot of property developer links, write journalism students Daryl Holland, Elyas Khan and Keryn Reynolds.
July 1, 2011 78
It has taken the best part of a year, but the full consequences of last August’s election have now played out. History tells us to expect the unexpected.
June 24, 2011 2
It’s that time of the six-year electoral Senate cycle again, where departing senators give their valedictory speeches outlining what they’ve accomplished and how their political dreams were crushed, delivered with a hefty dose of nostalgia, wisdom and a dig at their foes. We’ve been covering these speeches as they come out and in the current […]
June 23, 2011
This week, Crikey’s Canberra Correspondent Bernard Keane and Crikey editor Sophie Black look back at the 1 year anniversary of Kevin Rudd's axing as Prime Minister at the hands of his own party.
June 21, 2011 86
The words of the NZ PM on emissions trading hinted at why Tony Abbott ran with a poorly-devised plebiscite stunt.
April 14, 2011 24
Steve Fielding retires from the Senate on June 30, but one of his lasting legacies will be the continuing flow of media deals triggered by John Howard’s liberalisation of foreign and cross-media ownership laws in 2005.
April 12, 2011 14
Former One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, running as an independent, narrowly lost to the Greens for the last position in the NSW election.
February 1, 2011 2
The Australian Electoral Commission released political donations data today for 2009-10, giving us an insight into what political parties received from donors between 7 and 19 months ago.
September 1, 2010 16
Steve Fielding's path to Senate salvation could be much closer than the pundits are predicting. He could again could get lucky in Victoria -- this time through a combination of below-the-line votes and yet-to-be-counted absentee ballots.
August 31, 2010 4
Who donated to Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott, Bob Katter and Andrew Wilkie before the election that made them some of the most powerful individuals in the country?
August 19, 2010 5
Mark Latham used a be a politician but was now on the TV being a journalist and recommending that people vote for the Blank Party, and I am a politician, so maybe I could go on the TV, writes Fake Stephen Fielding.
July 28, 2010 5
Here was Tony Abbott getting to go on my favourite show in the world, Hey Hey it's Saturday and I wasn't. I'm an opposition leader, too, writes Fake Stephen Fielding.
July 21, 2010 14
In this revelatory insider's account, Fake Stephen Fielding tells how he came to grips with his family 1st election slogan.
July 21, 2010 16
We want to know what you think about that oft-bandied-about term 'Australian values'? Is it bunkum or is there something to it?
June 30, 2010 3
(Fake) Steve Fielding missed out on the Lodge, but he still has a plan to put the nation back on track. He's consulted widely with his wife Susan on his Nine-Point Plan.
June 18, 2010 22
Senator Steve! That's who!
June 18, 2010 2
Gosh, what a big week for women! From paid parental leave to behaviour "unbecoming of a chief executive to a female staff member", it's been quite the week.
June 17, 2010 71
Steve Fielding's buffoonery in the paid parental leave debate has given way to something altogether more offensive. Labor has a special responsibility to put him last this election.
June 17, 2010 1
Senator Steve Fielding is becoming predictably more frenetic as his moment of truth approaches. Plus, a sensible Abbott, something to thank Getup! for and other political news of the day.