A recent preselection in the WA seat of Stirling has cost the Liberals an opportunity to persuade women in Perth that they should keep faith with the party.
The Victorian Liberals are raising the ire of their members by denying rank-and-file members a vote on preselections, and they're not the only party doing it.
Grand visions of reform had been proposed to address a perceived crisis of democratic legitimacy in modern party politics. But the powerful like their fiefdoms.
Maverick candidates have caused a lot of headaches for the LNP over the years, both in the states and federally. Now Queensland's state branch wants to do something about it.
Will Noreen Hay be able to hold onto her seat of Wollongong? And if she can't, can Labor hold it in a byelection?
Labor's powerful national executive has intervened to allow male-heavy preselections for the Victorian election. Emily's List research fellow Tanja Kovac asks: the party has a rule on affirmative action, so why is it being ignored?
The Labor Party's Left have told the bickering Victorian Right to take a cold shower and come and see them again when they've sorted out their differences.
Crikey readers talk Hotham preselection, Tony Abbott on carbon emissions and a novel plan for asylum seekers.
A high-profile mayor has entered Labor's race for the safe seat of Batman. Senator David Feeney's prospects of moving to the lower house are now taking blows from both sides.
If you can manage three terms as premier of NSW or Victoria without primary elections, maybe the problem isn't the process after all, writes Luke Walladge, a long-time ALP member and former staffer and campaigner.