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How many candidates will we lose between now and election day?

How many candidates will we lose between now and election day?

With the political body count already rising, surely it's time for change to our parties' broken vetting processes.

What we know so far about the woman stepping into Julie Bishop’s shoes

What we know so far about the woman stepping into Julie Bishop’s shoes

Celia Hammond is walking into one of the safest Coalition seats in the country. Will she win it?

Gay Nationals candidate pilloried for his sexuality at preselection meeting

Gay Nationals candidate pilloried for his sexuality at preselection meeting

The creaking Nationals are in damage control after a homophobic slur dominates preselections.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Leaking against George Brandis ... Fred Nile's new chief of staff not a fan of women in politics ... GetUp targets No campaign doctor ...

NSW Liberals at factional fiddling while party burns

NSW Liberals at factional fiddling while party burns

Liberal factions are gearing up for what could be a nasty contest in two byelections, writes freelance journalist Claire Pullen.

Rumours abound in Victorian Liberal preselection

Rumours abound in Victorian Liberal preselection

A source says rumours about Liberal preselections are coming from Labor -- trying to transfer the heat?

Poll Bludger: proxy war for Labor’s heart, soul re-ignites in Freo

Poll Bludger: proxy war for Labor’s heart, soul re-ignites in Freo

The misfortune relates to the looming disendorsement of its candidate for Fremantle.

Poll Bludger: many great political careers began with a preselection knifing

Poll Bludger: many great political careers began with a preselection knifing

Yes, Bronwyn Bishop was unceremoniously dumped by Mackellar preselectors, but this is hardly the first time preselection has turned into a blood sport.

We read the not-so-erotic thriller that brought down Dennis Jensen

We read the not-so-erotic thriller that brought down Dennis Jensen

Parts of Dennis Jensen's war novel have been published by The Australian and appeared to indicate an erotic thriller. But we've read it -- and it ain't sexy.

Poll Bludger: religious right comes up trumps in Lib preselection battles

Poll Bludger: religious right comes up trumps in Lib preselection battles

The Abetzes -- Eric and Peter -- are throwing their weight around. Plus: what on earth is going on in Queensland?