Victorian Labor has been fairly consistent in its reticence to let go of group voting tickets.
Crikey examines micro-party machinations for clues about possible Victorian election preference deals.
There are many reasons voters have backed micro-party candidates at the federal level. But will these hold up at the state level?
With a flurry of directors and other office-bearers in a week-long period, the fledgling United Australia Party might need more than a dose of common sense to come good, writes freelance journalist Tom Ravlic.
Cory Bernardi was headed for electoral disaster with his one-man Australian Conservative band. But with the help of Family First, he could become a force to be reckoned with.
From Fluoride Free WA to the party still determined to make daylight savings happen, here are the micro-parties hoping to win Sandgropers' hearts (and votes).
Micro-parties in Western Australia are making the most of a complicated system to harvest preferences, and it could be enough for some of the wackiest to get up.
The crossbench looks set to be very slightly more manageable from a Coalition perspective.
Labor and the Libs are both quaking in their boots in the face of unprecedented polling for minor parties (except the Greens). And the biggest bogeyman of all is Nick.