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Does GetUp need to change?

Does GetUp need to change?

Crikey readers discuss the problems facing GetUp and Clive Palmer's ongoing impact on Australia.

The Coalition’s never-ending war against GetUp

The Coalition’s never-ending war against GetUp

The activist group spent $10 million targeting high profile hard-right candidates in this election. Now the Coalition is asking: was it worth it?

Did Palmer steal the election? Not so fast.

Did Palmer steal the election? Not so fast.

Blaming Clive Palmer's advertising for Labor's reversals on Saturday is too easy. There are deeper problems confronting progressives than an egotistical billionaire.

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Former Queensland Nickel workers are owed money. That isn't in dispute. The question here is whether Palmer is allowed to demand silence in exchange for that money.

The media is in denial about the surge of the far right

The media is in denial about the surge of the far right

The media is overlooking how strongly Pauline Hanson's One Nation performed in the election — and how other, even worse extremists are exploiting her legitimacy.

Where did Labor go wrong?

Where did Labor go wrong?

The reasons for Labor's failure will be widely discussed but it may have made the same mistake it made in 2004 — not offering a simple enough choice to voters.

Behold: a polarised country and the opportunists who exploit it

Behold: a polarised country and the opportunists who exploit it

The electoral reality is Australia is increasingly polarised and evenly split between voters who look at each other with incomprehension and disdain.

Prayers and preference-recycling: who’s taking credit for the Coalition’s win?

Prayers and preference-recycling: who’s taking credit for the Coalition’s win?

In the wake of the shock win, Clive Palmer and the Australian Christian Lobby are among those claiming a slice of the Coalition's victory.

Did Labor fail, or did Australia?

Did Labor fail, or did Australia?

Crikey readers discuss the election failure of the Labor party and Scott Morrison's shock victory.

In the end, disaffected, angry voters endorsed business-as-usual

In the end, disaffected, angry voters endorsed business-as-usual

Labor sought to capture the deep disaffection in many parts of the country toward business-as-usual politics. Instead, those voters embraced the far right fringe in a stunning rejection of Labor's program.