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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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Reasons for hope after the Trump election

In Inside Story (15.11.16), John Quiggin considers the future after the Trump election:

'In the longer term, though, the... More »

Trump and Brexit, symptoms of the ever-increasing divide between the 'haves' and 'have nots'

John Birmingham discusses the Trump/Brexit phenomenon in the Brisbane Times (15.11.16):

'Open markets have generated staggering... More »

Shorten on Trump's anti-globalisation agenda

Josh Gordon reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (13.11.16) on a speech by Bill Shorten:

'Shorten last week came under fire f... More »

Secession re-emerges as a north Queensland issue

An AAP report, reproduced in The Guardian (12.11.16), suggests that 'North Queensland could become its own state under plans from a p... More »

Can Australia avoid a Brexit/Trump voter backlash?

'Political alienation is relatively muted here because we have a system that leaves fewer people behind – and we must hold onto it', writes L... More »

Queensland Cabinet reshuffle

On 11 November 2016, the Premier announced a minor reshuffle of her Cabinet following the resignation of the Minister for Agriculture, Leanne Donal... More »

Two sites worth following

Follow Griffith University's Machinery of Government blog. Independent analysis by Australia’s best political scientists and policy rese... More »

Why the future is workless

'Academics and the business community predict that in the next 15 years, masses of jobs will become automated. But rather than be worried about a j... More »

What’s in store for Asia under President Trump

Nick Bisley writes in The Conversation (10.11.16) about the uncertain implications of a Trump Presidency for the Asian region, and (by ass... More »

What Trump’s win means for the rest of the world

In the wake of Donald Trump's stunning and unpredicted victory in the 2016 US Presidential election, which defied nearly all pollsters' and pundits... More »

Election day arrives and the stakes are high, not just for the US but the world

Kumuda Simpson writes in The Conversation (9.11.16) about how the differences between the two US Presidential candidates on key policies a... More »

The blight on our media (and it’s not 18C)

Vincent O'Donnell writes in The Conversation (7.11.16) about how a highly and increasingly polarised media landscape, be it to the left or... More »

The risk of reading too much into the rise of Donald Trump

Zim Nwokora writes in The Conversation (4.11.16) about how, despite most analysis focusing on the rise of Donald Trump as the result of wi... More »

We the People: the charms and contradictions of populism

As part of a special series of articles, John Keane and others write in The Conversation (2.11.16) about the rise of populism, and its imp... More »

Malcolm Turnbull not helped by LNP's fibbers, babblers and the simply deluded

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (30.10.16) on the Prime Minister's recent appearance in Queensland, amid continuing conjectur... More »

Robert Manne: How we came to be so cruel to asylum seekers

Robert Manne writes in The Conversation (26.10.16) about the absolutism embedded in an Australian immigration culture of control, in ... More »

Pauline Hanson rise won't hurt Qld Labor: Premier

The Brisbane Times reports (17.10.16) on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's response to a recent Newspoll which shows electoral support for t... More »

Asset sales did not bring the end of the Newman LNP government

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (16.10.16) on recent admissions by former Premier Campbell Newman of the mistakes his governm... More »

Distrust in government, banking industry needs urgent attention for sake of economy

Ian Verrender comments on the ABC's website (10.10.16) that, in light of the UK's Brexit vote earlier this year, and with Donald Trump's continuing... More »

Hold on to your seats, Queensland, before One Nation takes them

Madonna King comments in the Brisbane Times (5.10.16) on the likelihood that the One Nation Party will play an influential role in the nex... More »

Party over? Reforming Australian political finance

In John Menadue's Pearls and Irritations (6.10.16), Graeme Orr writes:

'After decades of halting debate, the momentum for politica... More »

Is protectionism a ‘siren song’ to the poor or to the wealthy?

Jolanda Jetten and TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Frank Mols, write in The Conversation (4.10.16) about the increasing calls in ma... More »

Queensland foster care 'not in crisis' says Minister, Government urged to avoid 'piecemeal' reform

The ABC's Casey Briggs and Sharnie Kim report (26.9.16) on calls for reform of Queensland's foster care system, in the wake of the murder case invo... More »

Why Australians should say ‘Yes’ to the same-sex marriage plebiscite

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Graeme Orr, writes in The Conversation (15.9.16) about the federal government's proposed plebiscite... More »

Rob Katter pushes to split Queensland into two states

The ABC's Chris O'Brien reports (15.9.16) on the latest moves in the state Parliament from the Katter's Australian Party to progress the idea of se... More »


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