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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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Where will all the PUP votes go?

'700,000 Palmer United Party votes up for grabs: who'll win them this time?' asks Bronwyn Stevens in The Conversation (20.6.16):... More »

Parties strangely silent on social policy

Eva Cox writes in The Conversation (20.6.16):

'As we enter the business end of the election campaign, with pre-polling u... More »

LNP's secretive campaign donations

Gina McColl reports in The Age (19.6.16): 

'Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Wentworth electorate appears to operate an... More »

Laborís one-day-at-a-time campaign

Announcables are at the heart of Labor’s campaign strategy, writes Peter Brent in Inside Story (16.6.16). But, according to the... More »

Orange book 2016: priorities for the next Commonwealth Government

The Grattan Institute has released (14.6.16) a compendium of its recent research output covering various pollicy areas, aiming to inform the incomi... More »

MPs giving taxpayer funds to Liberal Party-linked company and donor

James Robertson reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (8.6.16):

'A company Liberal MPs direct taxpayer funds towards to m... More »

State of the states: 19 reasons why Turnbull and Shorten keep flying to Queensland

Anne Tiernan writes in The Conversation (14.6.16) about why Queensland is a key battleground in the federal election campaign, and highlig... More »

How do Labor and the Coalition differ on NBN policy?

Rod Tucker writes in The Conversation (13.6.16) about the policies of the major political parties regarding the National Broadband Network... More »

Promises, promises ... is it too late for the Great Barrier Reef?

Gareth Hutchens reports (13.6.16) on the election promises for the Reef in The Guardian:  

'The Greens say they... More »

Abbott and Turnbull the worst economic managers?

A report by the Australia Institute to be released today (14.6.16) titled “Jobs and Growth ... And a Few Hard Numbers” 'shows that ther... More »

Labor to feature 'in some way' in Greens' Senate preferences

Cameron Atfield writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (14.6.16) that in addition to preferencing Labor in Queensland's lower house fede... More »

Greens to preference Labor in all Queensland lower house seats

Cameron Atfield reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (14.16.16):

'The Labor Party's federal election chances in Queensland ha... More »

Election 2016: A surgeon, a former officer and a police trainer vying for Queensland seats

The ABC's Kristina Harazim reports (12.6.16) on some of the first-time candidates standing as minor party representatives in Queensland at the comi... More »

Growth and jobs: nice slogan but ...

'At the halfway mark of this campaign, the polls are, if anything, continuing a slow drift towards Labor. ... Yet oddly, as the polls drift towards... More »

Election 2016: Lilley held by a 'wafer thin' margin by Wayne Swan

The Lilley electorate was created in 1913 and named after Sir Charles Lilley, a former Premier and Chief Justice of Queensland. It has been held by... More »

Election 2016: Wyatt Roy on a knife-edge in Longman?

Joshua Robertson writes in The Guardian (11.6.16) that Australia’s youngest ever federal minister, Wyatt Roy, has paid tri... More »

Election 2016: Shellshocked as Christensen battles to retain seat

The Courier-Mail (10.6.16) reports that climate change denialist, LNP MP George Christensen is struggling to retain his seat of ... More »

The only poll that matters

On the night of the 2015 Queensland election psephologist Antony Green was flabbergasted. His modelling was way off. He was sure his computer was b... More »

Glenn Lazarus looks to future on anniversary of quitting PUP

The Courier-Mail (26.3.16) quoted Senator Glen Lazarus as saying that breaking with the Palmer United Party was 'one of the best... More »

It is amazing how powerful a piece of paper can be

The Australian Electoral Commission explains the new rules:

'Voting rules for the Senate have changed; this federal election you will have ... More »

Vote 1 ĎOtherí: whatís driving more voters to back a minor party this election

Anne Tiernan and Duncan McDonnell, political science academics at Griffith University, discuss the part that minor parties will likely play in the ... More »

Lobbying 101: how interest groups influence politicians and the public to get what they want

George Rennie writes in The Conversation (9.6.16) about the system of political lobbying in Australia, described by the author as 'a multi... More »

Democracy goes missing in action as politicians obfuscate, avoid and patronise

Jean Ker Walsh writes in The Conversation (8.6.16) about voters feeling increasingly disengaged from political leaders and elected represe... More »

Election 2016: LNP's Michelle Landry warned job creation an election decider in Capricornia

The ABC's Johnathan Hair reports (8.6.16) on the election campaign visiting the key marginal seat of Capricornia in central Queensland, where job c... More »

Election 2016: MPs giving taxpayer funds to Liberal Party-linked company and donor

James Robertson reports in the Brisbane Times (8.6.16) on revelations that Liberal Party federal MPs have been paying money from their mem... More »


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