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Is it illegal to lie to voters in political ads?

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?

Swing towards voting early has the governing elite fuming

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?

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.

Donations dump reveals shifting trends as donors go to extremes

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.

Poll Bludger: the winners and losers from upcoming electoral boundary changes

Poll Bludger: the winners and losers from upcoming electoral boundary changes

On top of the easily quantifiable impacts on party margins and seat shares, the changes will disrupt the major parties by disturbing finely calibrated balances of factional power.

Inside the (notably low) numbers of today’s political donations dump

Inside the (notably low) numbers of today’s political donations dump

In an off-year electorally, the political parties had a record low in donors, as business drifts away from giving money to politicians.

Could historical ministerial decisions be overturned?

Could historical ministerial decisions be overturned?

Legal experts explain whether or not it would be possible to question decisions of former ministers.

Poll Bludger: voters return in droves to the One Nation bandwagon

Poll Bludger: voters return in droves to the One Nation bandwagon

After all the controversy of the past couple of months, there has been a curious resurgence in support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation.

How bad is voter fraud in Australia?

How bad is voter fraud in Australia?

Not as bad as conservatives would have you believe.

Mayne: big banks should quit making political donations

Mayne: big banks should quit making political donations

The financial services sector has been revealed as the most generous industry for Australia’s political parties in the 2015-16 donations data.