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While others abandon preference whispering, Victoria persists

While others abandon preference whispering, Victoria persists

Victorian Labor has been fairly consistent in its reticence to let go of group voting tickets.

Will Glenn Druery conjure up another right-wing micro-party sweep in Victoria?

Will Glenn Druery conjure up another right-wing micro-party sweep in Victoria?

Crikey examines micro-party machinations for clues about possible Victorian election preference deals.

Government interference or not, the ABC has changed

Government interference or not, the ABC has changed

Crikey readers discuss the ABC, micro-parties and the government's climate policy.

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

Are voters likely to back micro-parties at the Victorian election?

There are many reasons voters have backed micro-party candidates at the federal level. But will these hold up at the state level?

How a troubled micro-party has set its sights on Cory Bernardi

How a troubled micro-party has set its sights on Cory Bernardi

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.

Poll Bludger: the accidental overnight success of Cory Bernardi

Poll Bludger: the accidental overnight success of Cory Bernardi

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.

WA election micro-party form guide: the ultra-marginal and just plain weird

WA election micro-party form guide: the ultra-marginal and just plain weird

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).

Poll Bludger: Fluoride Free WA could get a look in, thanks to the return of the preference whisperer

Poll Bludger: Fluoride Free WA could get a look in, thanks to the return of the preference whisperer

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.

Poll Bludger: what the Senate will look like after the election

Poll Bludger: what the Senate will look like after the election

The crossbench looks set to be very slightly more manageable from a Coalition perspective.

Poll Bludger: Nick Xenophon, kingmaker

Poll Bludger: Nick Xenophon, kingmaker

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.