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This category has rather long title in order to be able to include some articles on political culture that do not fit elsewhere. Primarily, however, the articles are about political parties and takes a broad definition of elections to include issues such as election commitments, polling, preselections and advertising.

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Event: McKell Institute's Queensland election panel discussion

On Thursday 22 October, the McKell Institute is hosting (via Zoom) a panel discussion on the upcoming Queensland election. Featured on the panel is... More »

Remember Quexit? 5 reasons you should not take your eyes off the Queensland election

Susan Harris Rimmer and Elise Stephenson write in The Conversation (9.10.20) about the start of Queensland's state election campaign, high... More »

The status quo state - Queensland in the 2019 federal election

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, offers an assessment (17.4.20) of the results of the 2019 federal election as they played o... More »

How Julia Gillard forever changed Australian politics - especially for women

In a new series in The Conversation highlighting key figures in Australian political history and how they changed political debate in... More »

As Trad exits stage Left, Queensland's economic prospects take a Right turn

Sean Parnell comments in InQueensland (11.5.20) about the resignation of former Deputy Premier Jackie Trad from her ministerial roles, as ... More »

Queensland's local government elections going ahead despite coronavirus concerns

As the state and federal governments announce more measures and restrictions to deal with the COVID-19 public health crisis, Queensland's electoral... More »

Queensland’s election year shadowed by federal in-fighting, scandals and voter fatigue

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, writes in The Conversation (17.2.20) about the Queensland election due in October ... More »

Event: Launch of The Brisbane Dialogues

On Monday, 9 March 2020, an event will be held to launch a new public discourse organisation in Brisbane. The Brisbane Dialogues... More »

Proposed Queensland laws silencing charities risk breaching the Constitution

Anne Twomey writes in The Conversation (31.1.20) that proposed laws in Queensland would stymie the work of charities. But if they're ... More »

So the government gave sports grants to marginal seats. What happens now?

Maria O'Sullivan writes in The Conversation (17.1.20) about the 'sports rorts' scandal rocking the federal government, with calls for Nati... More »

What secret cabinet papers reveal about 'most pivotal year' in state's history

Lydia Lynch reports in the Brisbane Times (1.1.20) about the release of Queensland cabinet minutes from 1989, a year in which three premie... More »

Johnson’s thumping win an electoral lesson in not just having policies, but knowing how to sell them

Simon Tormey writes in The Conversation (14.12.19) about the Conservatives' comfortable UK election victory, suggesting that British ... More »

Release the Palace Letters - the High Court Appeal

Jenny Hocking, Emeritus Professor at Monash University and biographer of Gough Whitlam, has launched a new crowd-funding campaign to support her ef... More »

Is the Morrison government ‘authoritarian populist’ with a punitive bent?

Carol Johnson writes in The Conversation (4.11.19) that, while authoritarian populism has been around for a while, the Morrison gover... More »

Queensland's political history - a literature review

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, has compiled (1.10.19) a comprehensive review of the scholarly literature on Queensland's p... More »

Event: TJ Ryan Foundation's 5th birthday celebration

On Wednesday, 9 October 2019, the TJ Ryan Foundation held an early evening event at QUT's Gardens Point campus to mark our fifth birthday. Themed '... More »

Vale Graham Freudenberg: speechwriter to Whitlam, Hawke and more

Tony Stephens writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (26.7.19) after the death of former Prime Ministerial speechwriter and Brisbane-born ALP... More »

Event: Freedom of the Press - Where to from here?

The Queensland chapter of the Australasian Study of Parliament Group is staging a special event at Parliament House in Brisbane on Monday... More »

Thirty years on, the Fitzgerald Inquiry still looms large over Queensland politics

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, writes in The Conversation (1.7.19) about the 30th anniversary of the Fitzgerald I... More »

Next left: where to now for Australian progressives?

A new series of articles features in The Guardian addressing what the federal election result means for the progressive side of Austr... More »

Remembering the Hawke Government 1983–1991

In the lead up to former Prime Minister Bob Hawke's memorial service on Friday 14.6.19, the Machinery of Government blog has produced a se... More »

Why the raids on Australian media present a clear threat to democracy

Rebecca Ananian-Welsh writes in The Conversation (5.6.19) about the recent series of raids by Australian Federal Police on journalists and... More »

North Queensland is just at the sharp end of what’s happening across Australia

In the wake of the 2019 federal election, at which Queensland voters swung to the Coalition and Labor's standing took a hit, Jason Wilson writes in... More »

Event: 'Winning for Women' book launch

The TJ Ryan Foundation extends an invitation to our subscribers to attend the Brisbane book launch of Iola Mathews' 'Winning for Women'. The b... More »

Federal election 2019: coverage from The Conversation

Throughout the 2019 federal election campaign, The Conversation is running a series of articles examining the key political issu... More »


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