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Topic: 2007 Federal Election
How the 2007 election doubled the Greens vote

How the 2007 election doubled the Greens vote

If we trace the Greens vote from 2005 through to the present day what we find is a massive structural change in the level of Greens support across Australia right after the 2007 federal election, writes Possum Comitatus.

In the ashes of the GFC lay Rudd’s broken promises

In the ashes of the GFC lay Rudd’s broken promises

What happened to Australia becoming a world leader in solar energy? Or for students to be fluent in Asian languages? If a week is a long time in politics then two years is an eternity, writes Josh Gordon.

How Pearson tried to save Howard

How Pearson tried to save Howard

Indigenous leader Noel Pearson sent a letter to then-PM John Howard in 2007 outlining a potential re-election strategy, a new book has revealed, shedding new light on Howard's renewed interest in reconciliation at the time.

Business donations crossed the floor in 2007

Business donations crossed the floor in 2007

The 2007-08 political donations data shows a massive surge in business donations to the ALP prior to the 2007 election, compared to prior to the 2004 election, writes Bernard Keane.

Costello overlooks his own unpopularity in memoir

Costello overlooks his own unpopularity in memoir

Costello’s argument is that if John Howard had managed the transition issue better, Prime Minister Costello would now be calling the shots, writes Bernard Keane.

<i>Howard’s End</i> silent on why we chose Kevin07

Howard’s End silent on why we chose Kevin07

Peter van Onselen and Philip Senior’s Howard’s End provides a detailed explanation of why the Howard Government should have been comfortably re-elected last November, writes Bernard Keane.

What the overseas papers say

What the overseas papers say

Ratifying Kyoto and withdrawing troops from Iraq dominated the international discussion over our new Prime Minister, with a nod to Scores, of course...

Farmer: The parlous state of the Coalition

Farmer: The parlous state of the Coalition

It tells us something about the state of the modern Liberal Party when you realise that Saturday's election gave the Party its best share of the vote in its last nine election appearances, writes Richard Farmer.

Mayne: In defence of Peter Costello

Mayne: In defence of Peter Costello

Peter Costello has done the right thing by himself and his family in pulling the plug on politics and deserves to have a highly successful career in the commercial world, writes Stephen Mayne.

MacCormack: The life and death of Peter Costello

MacCormack: The life and death of Peter Costello

Maybe Peter Costello has a cunning plan. More likely, he hasn't got the stomach for opposition. He didn't have the guts to be Prime Minister. He certainly won't have the guts to be Opposition Leader, writes David MacCormack.