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Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

What do the locals make of Abbott's competition? They quite like her. Or at least they want to like her.

Climate change debate and the empty chair

Climate change debate and the empty chair

As the campaign proper gears up, climate change is being pushed as a front and centre issue by almost every candidate. But where's Tony?

Gaffe tracker: how politicians stumbled through the start of the campaign

Gaffe tracker: how politicians stumbled through the start of the campaign

A look at the long list of awkward and regrettable moments from the first weekend of the campaign.

Welcome to the fight for Warringah

Welcome to the fight for Warringah

Tony Abbott is in danger of losing his seat for the first time in 25 years. The implications for the Liberals and, beyond that, our understanding of Australian politics are huge.

China-Australia relations are going to be a big issue this election

China-Australia relations are going to be a big issue this election

Politicians may try to ignore it, but they will eventually have to start talking honestly about Chinese influence this election cycle.

Can the ‘right-wing GetUp’ make a dent in this election?

Can the ‘right-wing GetUp’ make a dent in this election?

With Advance Australia now back in the spotlight ahead of the election, Crikey looks beyond the lurid superhero costume.

Notable dissenters: when and why politicians go off-script

Notable dissenters: when and why politicians go off-script

It used to be quite an event when an MP (particularly a minister) broke ranks with long-held policy positions.

Morrison’s world of hurt over One Nation preferences

Morrison’s world of hurt over One Nation preferences

Scott Morrison tried — belatedly — to do the right thing on One Nation preferences, but the issue has turned toxic for him within his own ranks.

The growing list of Australia’s climate realists

The growing list of Australia’s climate realists

It's not just the bleeding hearts anymore. Australia biggest institutions show consensus on climate change, and the few remaining denialists are being left behind.

Winds of change leave climate denialists isolated

Winds of change leave climate denialists isolated

Changing political sentiment, and increasing business and investor hostility to fossil fuels, has left denialists isolated as climate action becomes a prerequisite for mainstream politics.