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Tips and Murmurs: Judging Amy Coney Barrett … Tudge won’t budge … AEC on the hunt

How The Guardian twists itself in knots to cover Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the US Supreme Court, and more from the Crikey bunker.

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Audit office pings Electoral Commission for being too soft on parties

The AEC says it can only regulate political parties as far as politicians empower it — and fund it — to do so. Right now that's not very far...

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How fossil fuel donations dominated the 2019 election

Record levels of fossil fuel donations were pumped into our political system last year. Advocates for climate action were totally outgunned.

Grubby political donation laws enable corruption

A federal ICAC inquiring into federal donations would go a long way towards addressing federal rent-seeking and corruption.

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Lies, damned lies, and political posters masquerading as neutral advice

A failure of political leadership and of political reporting threatens to wreck Australia.

A not so accurate print ad taken out by the United Australia Party.

Is it illegal to lie to voters in political ads?

This election has triggered a loud call for something to be done about untruth in political advertising. But can we actually do anything under current laws?

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Swing towards voting early has the governing elite fuming

The surge in pre-poll voting reflects an electorate sick of being manipulated by a democratic system that acts as a money funnel to politicians.

Record youth enrolment is great, but what does it mean?

The youth enrolment rate is at the highest level ever at around 88%, but experts are uncertain what this indicates.

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Donations dump reveals shifting trends as donors go to extremes

Despite being a year without major elections, the 2017-18 political donations data throws up some interesting stories — many months after we should have known.

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