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Round and round: the perennial appeal of the campaign bus

Round and round: the perennial appeal of the campaign bus

The newly minted ScoMo Express might be a ghost bus for now but it's not a new idea, not in the least.

Let them eat fake: pollies in high-vis evoke Marie Antoinette

Let them eat fake: pollies in high-vis evoke Marie Antoinette

Why do politicians love to put on hard hats and fluoro vests? Because they think it lends them an authenticity they can't manage on their own.

Poll Bludger: should firies be able to spruik for Labor in their hi-vis?

Poll Bludger: should firies be able to spruik for Labor in their hi-vis?

Rather than addressing genuine electoral reform, the government wants to make sure polling places are kept free of trade unionists agitating for the competition.

Poll Bludger: LNP wants preselection reform to oust rogue candidates

Poll Bludger: LNP wants preselection reform to oust rogue candidates

Maverick candidates have caused a lot of headaches for the LNP over the years, both in the states and federally. Now Queensland's state branch wants to do something about it.

Foley takes the gloves off, but Baird dominates the polls

Foley takes the gloves off, but Baird dominates the polls

Ahead of the NSW state election, Premier Mike Baird and his staff strut around, exuding smugness, enjoying their high polling figures, while Opposition Leader Luke Foley launches a Labor scare campaign.

Porkies: the biggest broken promises in Australian politics

Porkies: the biggest broken promises in Australian politics

It is possible for a politician to survive a broken promise, but sometimes they come back to haunt. Here are 10 of the most memorable broken promises ...

Long days, no pizza, widespread mistakes: AEC staff speak out

Long days, no pizza, widespread mistakes: AEC staff speak out

It's no surprise mistakes were made in counting votes on election night, according to the Electoral Commission workers who spoke to Sally Whyte. They were overworked, undertrained and standards were slipping.

A compendium of crappy election leaflets

A compendium of crappy election leaflets

UK site The Straight Choice is collecting local election leaflets from the UK election, inadvertently creating a library of bad headshots, ugly graphics and cheap photocopy jobs.

Brent: Cut tax then wait six weeks

Brent: Cut tax then wait six weeks

Handing down tax policy on day one of the campaign is a novel approach. What’s that about? Here’s one possible explanation, writes Peter Brent.

Never mind the advertising, here’s the mail drop

Never mind the advertising, here’s the mail drop

Virtually every Coalition seat held by 10 per cent of less is being treated as if it’s in play. If you live in one, we’d love to see what you’re getting.