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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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State of the states: what were the issues and seats that mattered in Australia’s state and territories?

Several experts contribute analysis to The Conversation (10.7.16) of the election-defining issues and battleground seats in Aust... More »

Coalition scrapes through but Turnbull needs to alter course

Nicholas Barry writes in The Conversation (11.7.16) about the policy and political challenges facing re-elected Prime Minister Malcolm Tur... More »

Chilling lessons for the world from Australia's election

Policy Online carries a link (6.7.16) to a Lowy Institute article, commenting on some of the wider implications of the federal election re... More »

Coalition set to win a majority - thanks to late counting in Qld seats

Tim Colebatch writes in Inside Story (8.7.16) about postal vote counting delivering a late swing to the Coalition in the handful of undeci... More »

The rise and fall and rise of Pauline Hanson

Tony Moore reminds us (Brisbane Times, 7.7.16) of the long saga of Pauline Hanson's political fortunes.

'Long-serving Ipswich coun... More »

Election 2016: Where do the crossbenchers stand on the major issues?

The ABC's Uma Patel reports (8.7.16) on the continuing uncertainty over the federal election result, and analyses the policy positions of the cross... More »

Please don’t explain: Hanson 2.0 and the war on experts

Patrick Stokes writes in The Conversation (7.7.16) about the re-emergence of Pauline Hanson on the national political stage, and how she r... More »

Electronic voting may be risky, but what about vote counting?

As Australians await the federal election result amid a protracted count by the Electoral Commission, Robert Merkel writes in The Con... More »

Cheerleaders of the press don’t win elections like they used to

Denis Muller writes in The Conversation (7.7.16) about the role that the media, and Rupert Murdoch's print media stable in particular, pla... More »

Election 2016: Odds on for mixed Queensland result

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (4.7.16) on the state of play in several Queensland electorates where election results are stil... More »

Even if he keeps the top job, Malcolm Turnbull’s troubles have only just begun

Carol Johnson writes in The Conversation (4.7.16) about the implications of the uncertain federal election outcome for Malcolm Turnbull's ... More »

Five things we know already about the outcome of the 2016 election

Ben Raue writes in The Guardian (4.7.16) that even before the result is known, there are five things we can learn from the vote so fa... More »

Mandates and manifestos

Without a clear, published manifesto before an election, parties can deny intentions until after being elected. This was the problem with the LNP G... More »

Where Pauline Hanson's support comes from

John Harrison (Brisbane Times, 3.7.16) discusses where Pauline Hanson's support comes from:

'Southerners, those who live belo... More »

A long campaign, a long wait… and then what?

Tim Colebatch writes in Inside Story (3.7.16) about the inconclusive result from the federal election, and crunches the poll numbers to de... More »

Federal election 2016: What the parties have promised for your Queensland seat

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (1.7.16) on the promises that the major parties have made for each electorate in Queensland ... More »

Fairfax-Ipsos poll: Dead heat on election eve as final poll points to cliffhanger

Mark Kenny reports in the Brisbane Times (1.7.16) on the final poll result from the eight week-long election campaign, which shows Labor a... More »

Federal election 2016: Central Queensland emerges as campaign ground zero

Cameron Atfield and Tony Moore report in the Brisbane Times (30.6.16) on the election focus falling on seats in central and southeast Quee... More »

Shorten the consensus leader unites a fractured Labor, but it may not quite be enough

Paul Strangio writes in The Conversation (30.6.16) about Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, and how successful he's been at presentin... More »

Disillusioned with politics? Then take heart in July 1

The ABC's Annabel Crabb writes (28.6.16): 'The very existence of the National Disability Insurance Scheme - to begin national operation this F... More »

GetUp email on minor parties and Senate voting

So far, the TJRyan Foundation website has mainly provided commentaries focussed on the major parties engaged in the federal election.

To un... More »

Election 2016: What are the six key points from the election campaign?

The ABC's Dan Conifer reports (29.6.16):

'After Australia's longest election campaign in half a century, we're down to the final days. What... More »

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 »


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