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Crikey Clarifier: can Palmer claim Lambie’s seat for PUP?

Crikey Clarifier: can Palmer claim Lambie’s seat for PUP?

Jacqui Lambie and the Palmer United Party have called it quits, but will she be allowed to stay in the Senate as an independent? Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts investigates.

Adelaide’s quiet powerbrokers: the people who’ll decide SA’s election

Adelaide’s quiet powerbrokers: the people who’ll decide SA’s election

South Australia is in flux. Labor will lose power; the mining boom is ending; Holden is leaving. There's a new coterie of power players making their mark. Here's who you should keep an eye on.

Memo from Florida

Memo from Florida

Crikey readers talk the state of Florida, Natasha Stott Despoja and Rudd's new PNG policy.

‘So what if she doesn’t have a male handbag?’: female ex-MPs fight back

‘So what if she doesn’t have a male handbag?’: female ex-MPs fight back

Crikey asked three female former politicians for their take on women in politics and whether anything has changed.

Stott Despoja: It’s been a <em>very</em> long pregnant pause for mothers

Stott Despoja: It’s been a very long pregnant pause for mothers

Eight years ago, former senator Natasha Stott Despoja proposed paid parental leave and was met with opposition from both sides. Times are a-changing, but not quick enough.

Stott Despoja: Why <em>someone</em> needs to keep the bastards honest

Stott Despoja: Why someone needs to keep the bastards honest

Australia's needs a credible third political force to keep our mistake-making major parties in check, just like Nick Clegg is proving to be in the UK election, says former Democrats senator Natasha Stott Despoja.

Stott Despoja: Winning Senate friends and influencing cross-bench people

Stott Despoja: Winning Senate friends and influencing cross-bench people

Publicly attacking Senators who block government plans is a fairly novel way of winning their support, when all they need is a bit of charming, explains former senator Natasha Stott Despoja.

Pretty, articulate and a lost cause: Keneally repeats the Stott Despoja experiment

Pretty, articulate and a lost cause: Keneally repeats the Stott Despoja experiment

One look at new NSW Premier Kristina Keneally and 'same horse, different jockey' comes to mind: no policy changes, just a more friendly media face. No matter who leads it, the NSW ALP is heading for annihilation, says Andrew Clennell.

Stott Despoja: Spilling on last week’s spills

Stott Despoja: Spilling on last week’s spills

Joe Hockey was drafted to run as Liberal leader before he was ready. Just because you can win it, doesn't mean you should run, writes Natasha Stott Despoja, reflecting back on her own Democrats experience.

Baby in the chamber: the ugly anti-family face of parliament

Baby in the chamber: the ugly anti-family face of parliament

Our Parliamentary standards are still stuck in a Victorian era of old white male legislators, writes Bernard Keane.