Sarah Hanson-Young's win against David Leyonhjelm was the right result for the wrong reasons.
Australian politicians have a track record of trying to restore their reputations through the courts, and this year has been no exception.
Crikey receives responses from Animal Justice Party president Bruce Poon and Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm.
Crikey readers respond to seats vulnerable to independent revolt in next year's federal election.
Crikey readers debate the problems with Australian discourse, and the potential formation of a federal ICAC.
Leyonhjelm, Palmer, Bernardi — with so many right-of-centre micro-parties playing musical chairs, who will end up with a seat once the music stops?
Sarah Hanson-Young's brand of "decaffeinated inspirational feminism" is widely popular. To critique it is heresy, but to permit it to flourish is to permit the concealment of all liberalism’s failures.