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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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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 ‘Other’: what’s 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 »

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 »

 
 

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