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Family First loses sugar daddy as money-bags Bob Day hits the skids

Family First loses sugar daddy as money-bags Bob Day hits the skids

Not only has the party lost its only federal representative, it's also lost its biggest financial backer.

Family (and property) First: micro-party more like a mega-clan

Family (and property) First: micro-party more like a mega-clan

Many of Family First's network of candidates in Victoria are related to one another (and to state director Ashley Fenn). And they have an awful lot of property developer links, write journalism students Daryl Holland, Elyas Khan and Keryn Reynolds.

Expect the unexpected from a Greener Senate

Expect the unexpected from a Greener Senate

It has taken the best part of a year, but the full consequences of last August’s election have now played out. History tells us to expect the unexpected.

Parting shots: Fielding’s teary Senate farewell, plus Hutchins, Hurley

Parting shots: Fielding’s teary Senate farewell, plus Hutchins, Hurley

It’s that time of the six-year electoral Senate cycle again, where departing senators give their valedictory speeches outlining what they’ve accomplished and how their political dreams were crushed, delivered with a hefty dose of nostalgia, wisdom and a dig at their foes. We’ve been covering these speeches as they come out and in the current […]

The night of the long knives redux podcast

The night of the long knives redux podcast

This week, Crikey’s Canberra Correspondent Bernard Keane and Crikey editor Sophie Black look back at the 1 year anniversary of Kevin Rudd's axing as Prime Minister at the hands of his own party.

Plebiscite a key to making Abbott’s life easier

Plebiscite a key to making Abbott’s life easier

The words of the NZ PM on emissions trading hinted at why Tony Abbott ran with a poorly-devised plebiscite stunt.

How Steve Fielding helped billionaires dominate media ownership

How Steve Fielding helped billionaires dominate media ownership

Steve Fielding retires from the Senate on June 30, but one of his lasting legacies will be the continuing flow of media deals triggered by John Howard’s liberalisation of foreign and cross-media ownership laws in 2005.

Pauline Hanson just falls short in NSW

Pauline Hanson just falls short in NSW

Former One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, running as an independent, narrowly lost to the Greens for the last position in the NSW election.

Political donations give and take

Political donations give and take

The Australian Electoral Commission released political donations data today for 2009-10, giving us an insight into what political parties received from donors between 7 and 19 months ago.

Could Steve Fielding hold on? Crunching the Senate numbers

Could Steve Fielding hold on? Crunching the Senate numbers

Steve Fielding's path to Senate salvation could be much closer than the pundits are predicting. He could again could get lucky in Victoria -- this time through a combination of below-the-line votes and yet-to-be-counted absentee ballots.