Topic archives: Steve Fielding

Family First loses sugar daddy as money-bags Bob Day hits the skids

October 18, 2016 5

Not only has the party lost its only federal representative, it's also lost its biggest financial backer.

Family (and property) First: micro-party more like a mega-clan

Family (and property) First: micro-party more like a mega-clan

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.

Expect the unexpected from a Greener Senate

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.

Parting shots: Fielding’s teary Senate farewell, plus Hutchins, Hurley

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 […]

The night of the long knives redux podcast

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.

Plebiscite a key to making Abbott’s life easier

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.

How Steve Fielding helped billionaires dominate media ownership

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.

Pauline Hanson just falls short in NSW

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.

Political donations give and take

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.

Could Steve Fielding hold on? Crunching the Senate numbers

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.

Want disclosure independents? Then tell us who donated to your campaign

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?

Fake Fielding: I could Latham in the aisles just like Mark on the telly

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.

Fake Fielding: Hey Hey I better get some election policies

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.

Fake Fielding’s campaign diary: time for some focal grouping

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.

These are the values which we hold dear

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?

Fake Fielding: my nine-point contract with the nation

Fake Fielding: my nine-point contract with the nation

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.

Who will save us from the Foeticidal Maniacs?

Who will save us from the Foeticidal Maniacs?

June 18, 2010 22

Senator Steve! That's who!

The more things change…

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.

Vote Last Steve Fielding

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.

Fielding makes the most of his fading 15 minutes

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.