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Notable dissenters: when and why politicians go off-script

Notable dissenters: when and why politicians go off-script

It used to be quite an event when an MP (particularly a minister) broke ranks with long-held policy positions.

In Liberal heartland, a fight for the Liberals’ heart

In Liberal heartland, a fight for the Liberals’ heart

A personal look at how the residents of Liberal heartland territory Kooyong, dissatisfied with Josh Frydenberg, are getting political and taking action.

No exception: a recent history of extreme right-wing views in Australian politics

No exception: a recent history of extreme right-wing views in Australian politics

"It's ok to be white" and the "final solution" speech: how current sound bites don't always line up with past actions.

The new book by an IPA fellow that is head-scratchingly nuanced

The new book by an IPA fellow that is head-scratchingly nuanced

Matthew Lesh's heavily researched theory on socio-economic divides would give Andrew Bolt a heart attack.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why the citizenship debacle is all my fault

Hinch’s Senate Diary: why the citizenship debacle is all my fault

Derryn Hinch reflects on how questions about his citizenship inadvertently started this now Government threatening dual citizenship debacle.

Rundle: let’s bring on an actual Liberal crisis (and a Labor one, too)

Rundle: let’s bring on an actual Liberal crisis (and a Labor one, too)

The more stable and difficult to disrupt Australian politics is, the more that 24-hour news platforms have to manufacture an atmosphere of crisis, to create new hooks.

Video of the day: Vale John Clarke

Video of the day: Vale John Clarke

In memory of John Clarke, our favourite of the Clarke and Dawe sketches:

Poll Bludger: panicked pollies scramble for seats as electoral lines shift

Poll Bludger: panicked pollies scramble for seats as electoral lines shift

The AEC's decision to cut the number of House of Representative seats has started an uneasy game of musical chairs.

Poll Bludger: Aussie public takes Left turn as US voters polarise

Poll Bludger: Aussie public takes Left turn as US voters polarise

American voters have been pulling steadily away from the centre over the past ten years, but Australia has moved solidly Left.

Imagine there were proportional representation in your parliament …

Imagine there were proportional representation in your parliament …

Is there a fairer way to decide who represents us in parliament? Proportional representation is one solution. Matthew Brown crunches the numbers to see just what that would look like.