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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: Welfare crackdown at centre of Coalition budget costings

James Massola and Peter Martin report in the Brisbane Times (29.6.16) on the Coalition's announcement that recouping welfare over-payments... More »

Election 2016: the home stretch

Known unknowns – including the Nick Xenophon team’s election-day performance – make a precise prediction difficult, writes <... More »

Plebiscite follies

Peter Bridgman writes:

'Brexit started out complex, but the injection of race, immigration and British nativism and false notions of indepe... More »

Federal election 2016: Queensland 'finds' $800 million for Cross River Rail

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (27.6.16) on increasing calls for a more concerted funding commitment from state and federal gove... More »

The two-party system is dead - hooray?

Roger Scott describes the Brexit referendum as the last nail in the two-party Westminster system coffin, and discusses the history of the model app... More »

Brexit, and the LNP's claim of 'stable' government

Ann Scott wrties (27.6.16):

The LNP's claim that only it can offer a stable government to manage the fall-out from the Brexit referendum do... More »

Not only do youth vote, they also represent their own

Helen Berents writes in The Conversation (24.6.16) about the significance of the youth vote in this federal election, and argues that, des... More »

Federal election 2016: Vast majority of Coalition environment funding in marginal seats

Fergus Hunter reports in the Brisbane Times (26.6.16) on the largesse being offered by the major political parties during the federal elec... More »

Look behind the LNP's mantra on the ALP's economic management

Forget the LNP mantra about the ALP's economic management.  In 2011 then Treasurer Wayne Swan was congratulated by the Head of Treasury (Marti... More »

Supporters at odds with parties

'With the survey completed by about 162,000 Australians on Fairfax Media news websites, YourVote has found strong support for same-sex marriage, cl... More »

SE Queensland seats: Brisbane - Gambaro's questionable deals on electorate office

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (25.6.16):

'Outgoing Brisbane MP Teresa Gambaro went against departmental ... More »

Abolishing negative gearing tax breaks - US reality did not follow the 'doom' script

The impact of the Reagan administration's decision to abolish negative gearing shows how misconceived Australia's debate has been, writes Tim Coleb... More »

Pauline Hanson and Rosie Batty: A tale of two women advocating change

Madonna King comments in the Brisbane Times (22.6.16) on the prominence in federal election campaign rhetoric of 'fear' and 'division', ra... More »

“None of us have hearts of stone”: refugees and the necessity of morality

Peter Mares writes in Inside Story (22.6.16) about the policy positions of the major parties regarding refugess and asylum seekers. The au... More »

Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new parliament?

Charles Livingstone writes in The Conversation (24.6.16) about the positions of the major parties regarding the gambling industry, and whe... More »

SE Queensland seats: Ryan

The seat of Ryan - not as safe as it appears?

The electorate

The Ryan electorate is named after... More »

How the major parties' policies compare on business and finance regulation

Rob Nicholls writes in The Conversation (23.6.16) about the policy positions of each of the major parties regarding regulation of the busi... More »

Campaign focus returns to 'marginal' SE Qld seats

The ABC's Paul Donoughue and Tim Leslie have compiled a pictorial essay (23.6.16) exploring voter sentiment among residents of the Sunshine Co... More »

What our next Prime Minister should do about asylum seekers

John Menadue suggests (22.6.16) a compromise solution on asylum seekers based on a number of assumptions:

'The first is that most Australia... More »

The Coalition's hollowing out of Medicare

John Menadue writes on his website (19.6.16):

'Malcolm Turnbull says that the Coalition will ‘never, ever, privatise Medicare’.... More »

The IPA advice to crash or crash through

Queensland's former Premier, Campbell Newman, lost office after one term in which he held a massive majority; Tony Abbott's downfall was gross misj... More »

Brexit shows us why fairness should matter to Conservatives: the failure of austerity measures

Eva Cox writes on her blog: 'I have been compiling a social-policy-on-offer tally with three categories. Firstly, fear-mongering, scapegoating and ... More »

Election 2016: What happened to Turnbulls' agenda? - the LNP's really really really small target strategy

Sean Kelly in The Monthly Today (22.6.16) writes that even Peta Credlin is criticising the small target strategy of the LNP:

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Property Council of Australia framing the debate on negative gearing

Nichole Gurran and Peter Phibbs write in The Conversation (17.6.16) about how the Property Council has lobbied the Federal Government over... More »

Federal Election 2016: Is this the end of the road for Bob Katter?

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (19.6.16) about the political fortunes of Bab Katter, and whether the long-time MP for Kenned... More »

 
 

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