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The Liberals’ women problem strikes again in WA

The Liberals’ women problem strikes again in WA

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.

Will Victorian Liberals abandon their local democracy tonight?

Will Victorian Liberals abandon their local democracy tonight?

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.

Poll Bludger: Liberal lords defend their fiefdoms, crush preselection reform

Poll Bludger: Liberal lords defend their fiefdoms, crush preselection reform

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.

Poll Bludger: LNP wants preselection reform to oust rogue candidates

Poll Bludger: LNP wants preselection reform to oust rogue candidates

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.

Tough questions for NSW Labor, with Wollongong byelection more likely

Tough questions for NSW Labor, with Wollongong byelection more likely

Will Noreen Hay be able to hold onto her seat of Wollongong? And if she can't, can Labor hold it in a byelection?

Backwards step: Labor flouts affirmative action rules

Backwards step: Labor flouts affirmative action rules

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?

No deal: Left tell Shorten and Conroy to sort out spat

No deal: Left tell Shorten and Conroy to sort out spat

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.

Make a present of Christmas Island

Make a present of Christmas Island

Crikey readers talk Hotham preselection, Tony Abbott on carbon emissions and a novel plan for asylum seekers.

Feeney under assault from all sides in Batman preselection

Feeney under assault from all sides in Batman preselection

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.

Labor primaries an intellectually lazy answer

Labor primaries an intellectually lazy answer

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.