Crikey readers discuss the problems facing GetUp and Clive Palmer's ongoing impact on Australia.
The activist group spent $10 million targeting high profile hard-right candidates in this election. Now the Coalition is asking: was it worth it?
Blaming Clive Palmer's advertising for Labor's reversals on Saturday is too easy. There are deeper problems confronting progressives than an egotistical billionaire.
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 overlooking how strongly Pauline Hanson's One Nation performed in the election — and how other, even worse extremists are exploiting her legitimacy.
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.
The electoral reality is Australia is increasingly polarised and evenly split between voters who look at each other with incomprehension and disdain.
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.
Crikey readers discuss the election failure of the Labor party and Scott Morrison's shock victory.
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.