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Reform win in NSW Liberals just the first step

Reform win in NSW Liberals just the first step

Regardless of the current political context, parties must find a way to engage their memberships. The NSW Liberals have taken a first step to do that.

Why do we vote like it’s 1999?

Why do we vote like it’s 1999?

When does a party have to include disclosure? Why can't ads use footage of Parliament? And where do dank memes fit in?

Crikey Classic: Fraser’s progressive vision for a new political party

Crikey Classic: Fraser’s progressive vision for a new political party

Malcolm Fraser was avidly working on founding a new political party, Renew Australia, founded on the principles of social justice, progressive democracy and escaping the long arm of the United States.

Party time: will Xenophon be able to launch a national brand?

Party time: will Xenophon be able to launch a national brand?

Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has announced plans to form his own political party. But will his popularity in South Australia translate to a national party? Freelance journalist Casey Briggs reports from South Australia.

Motoring Enthusiasts exactly what we — and Abbott — deserve

Motoring Enthusiasts exactly what we — and Abbott — deserve

Crikey readers talk micro-parties and whether we got what we deserved.

Privacy and media

Privacy and media

Crikey readers have their say on privacy and journalists collecting their information, the disadvantages of being a small party and the meaning of "huis clos".

It’s party time: September 7 will be a voters’ smorgasbord

It’s party time: September 7 will be a voters’ smorgasbord

There are more political parties contesting this election than ever before. Is that a win for democracy -- or democratic overkill? Crikey intern Henry Belot asks some experts.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Democrats back on the scene ... Sex Party trumps One Nation ... senior public servants over-loaded ...

The party’s over: which clubs have the most members?

The party’s over: which clubs have the most members?

Australia's political parties are on the nose as they desperately try to sandbag dwindling membership. Crikey has investigated which parties, teams and clubs have the most members -- and you might be surprised at the results.

Bombs away on defeating the surveillance state

Bombs away on defeating the surveillance state

Crikey readers vent their spleens about asylum seekers, the Outdoor Recreation Party and civil disobedience in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal.