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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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Federal election 2016: Will Petrie change its tune once more?

Damien Murphy reports in the Brisbane Times (8.6.16) on the electoral battle over the seat of Petrie on Brisbane's northern outskirts, hel... More »

With friends like these: just how close are the Liberal Party and the IPA?

Dominic Kelly discusses the Institute of Public Affairs and its rleationship with the Liberal Party in an article in The Conversation More »

Election 2016: the issues in non-metropolitan Australia

Stewart Lockie writes in The Conversation (8.6.16) about the main issues concerning people in rural and regional Australia, and how these ... More »

Malcolm or Bill: who would you invite to your barbecue?

Nick Rowley writes in The Conversation (7.6.16) about the performances of the major political parties' leaders, and how they might positio... More »

The electoral drip-feed: why policies can and should come earlier

Ryan Goss, son of former Queensland Premier, Wayne Goss, writes in The Mandarin (7.6.16) about the major parties' frustrating practice of ... More »

Federal election 2016: Name recognition a key to Senate race

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (5.6.16) on the contest among the minor parties and Independents for a Queensland Senate seat... More »

Growth and jobs: nice slogan, but

Tim Colebatch writes in Inside Story (4.6.16) about the federal election campaign at its halfway point, arguing that, with the Coalition i... More »

Election 2016: Child care a big issue in New South Wales, Queensland marginal seats

The ABC's Julie Doyle reports (3.6.16) on rising concern among parents and childcare groups that government isn't doing enough to address the issue... More »

Peter Wellington wants Premier's promised political donations inquiry - now

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (2.6.16) on calls by the state Parliament's Speaker, Peter Wellington, for the Premier to insti... More »

Australians care about political finance and they want to see the system tightened

Zim Nwokora writes in The Conversation (30.5.16) about the system of political finance and party funding in Australia, highlighting public... More »

Election 2016: Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten face off in dour debate at the National Press Club

James Massola reports in the Brisbane Times (29.5.16) on the first leaders' debate of the federal election campaign, with Prime Minister M... More »

Election 2016: Labor has George Christensen and Peter Dutton in its sights

Michael Koziol reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (29.5.16) on Labor's strategy of targeting marginal seats or 'on the nose' LNP members... More »

Party slogans run the risk of being undermined during the campaign

Former federal Liberal Party leader, John Hewson, writes in The Conversation (25.5.16) about the slogans used by both the Coalition and th... More »

Trouble on the left of the campaign trail

Paul Rodan writes in Inside Story (25.5.16) about the troubled relationship between the Greens and Labor on the left side of politics. He ... More »

Election 2016: Voters disillusioned as battle for Palmer's seat of Fairfax revs up

SBS's Brooke Boney reports (24.5.16) on the electoral contest for the federal seat of Fairfax on Queensland's Sunshine Coast, asking local resident... More »

Election halts government accountability

Paul Osborne reports for Yahoo7 News (25.5.16), interviewing Professor Anne Tiernan about the hampered progress of a number of federal accountabili... More »

Peter Dutton, Malcolm Turnbull and refugees

John Menadue writes: 'This [Malcolm Turnbull's] support of Peter Dutton is one of a series of disappointments that we have seen repeatedly from Mal... More »

Federal election 2016: New hope versus old hate in Queensland Senate battle

Former Senator Bill O'Chee comments in the Brisbane Times (24.5.16) on the fight for Queensland Senate places at the upcoming federal elec... More »

Federal election 2016: Greens pledge $15 million to make abortions easier

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (24.5.16) on the Greens' announcement that they would seek to commit funding to help ease th... More »

PUP woes: Palmer no longer united

Clive Palmer has ruled out recontesting his the seat of Fairfax, and also ruled out standing for a Senate seat.

Palmer has claimed that 'Th... More »

Dutton's refugee claims are out of step with evidence and thinking at home and abroad

Frances Voon and Claire Higgins write in The Conversation (19.5.16) that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's inflammatory commen... More »

Aged care alliance calls on both sides of government to address service shortfall

The ABC's Naomi Woodley reports (23.5.16) on calls from an alliance of aged care proponents for greater emphasis during the election campaign on th... More »

Election 2016: Bob Brown calls on Greens to ditch all preference deals

Adam Gartrell reports in the Brisbane Times (21.5.16) on the widening rift between the Greens and Labor over policy platforms and voting p... More »

Election 2016: What mothers want in marginal Queensland seat of Capricornia

The ABC's Blythe Moore reports (20.5.16) on some of the main issues facing voters, especially parents of young children, in the Queensland federal ... More »

'Who is Peter Dutton?' The MP for the least engaged electorate in Queensland

Joshua Robertson reports in The Guardian Australia (20.5.16) on the north Brisbane federal electorate of Dickson, where the sitting member... More »


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