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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 to for voters sold a PUP in 2013?

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (24.4.16) on the likelihood of voters deserting the Palmer United Party at the coming federal... More »

Queensland Labor and LNP’s ‘appalling hypocrisy’: experts' warnings over shock electoral changes

Liz Minchin and others comment in The Conversation (22.4.16) about the changes to Queensland's voting and electoral systems, brought about... More »

Government wrong foots LNP on electoral reform

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (21.4.16) on unexpected changes to Queensland's electoral system, after the government tacked o... More »

LNP pushes to increase number of Qld seats

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (19.4.16) on the Opposition's moves to reintroduce a bill that would increase the number of sea... More »

Group forms to make State of North Queensland a reality

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (15.4.16) on the formation of a working committee of north Queensland MPs and community represe... More »

Toowoomba South MP John McVeigh to resign in two weeks

The Brisbane Times reports (13.4.16) on an announcement from the LNP Opposition that state member for Toowoomba South, John McVeigh, is wi... More »

Looking in, looking out, looking well beyond: what's in store for new mayors and councillors

Professor John Martin explains to Queensland's newly elected mayors and councillors what to expect - especially the complexities of local, state an... More »

Toowoomba South MP John McVeigh under pressure to quit State Parliament

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (11.4.16) on calls for LNP MP John McVeigh to quit his state seat after he was preselected t... More »

Metropolitan governance is the missing link in Australia’s reform agenda

Richard Tomlinson writes in The Conversation (4.4.16) about the notion that 'metropolitan governance', or city-based and -focused administ... More »

The Conservative crack-up

Jason Wilson (The Guardian 1.4.16) discusses a recent book by political scientist George Hawley, whose book Right-Wing Critics of Ame... More »

Turnbull’s plan to fix the federation is bold – but can he deliver?

Paul Kildea writes in The Conversation (1.4.16) about Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's attempts to engage the states in reforms to Austra... More »

Do mergers make for better councils? The evidence is against ‘bigger is better’ for local government

Brian Dollery writes in The Conversation (31.3.16) about the NSW government's proposal to merge several local councils in Sydney and regio... More »

State split debate is back - and unlikely as ever

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (27.3.16) on a renewed 'push' for a separate state in northern Queensland. The suggestion was i... More »

The Federal Government wants tax cuts, but do voters? CEDA doesn't

In the Guardian Australia (18.3.16) Paul Karp reports on a recent ReachTEL poll: 

'Most voters in Queensla... More »

Brisbane council election: The Greens claim The Gabba

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (23.3.16) on the surprise victory of the Greens candidate for the ward of The Gabba, in the ... More »

Queensland referendum result attacked as a victory for 'elite voices'

Joshua Robertson reports in The Guardian Australia (20.3.16) on the likely successful outcome of the referendum in Queensland to extend te... More »

Big swing returns Tom Tate on Gold Coast

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (19.3.16) on results in local council elections on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. Other repor... More »

Queensland referendum closes in on a 'yes' for four-year fixed parliamentary terms

The ABC's Andrew Kos reports (20.3.16) on indications that the state referendum to extend Queensland's parliamentary terms to four years may have b... More »

Brisbane council election: Quirk's massive win shocks LNP, stuns Labor

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (19.3.16) on a surprisingly strong performance from the LNP's council election campaign in B... More »

Brisbane council election: Labor's $1.44m campaign war chest revealed

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (18.3.16) on details of donations to Rod Harding's Lord Mayoral election campaign, revealed ... More »

Queensland's referendums have a history of failing, the ABC looks back

The ABC's Kym Agius has compiled (18.3.16) a history timeline of past referendum issues and results in Queensland.

'Queenslanders will vote... More »

Why Quirk is in trouble

Roger Scott reflects on the media coverage of an unexpectedly lively campaign.

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Katter Party MPs, Rob Pyne will support LNP if Premier forces early election

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (14.3.16) on warnings from the Katter Party crossbenchers that they may side with the LNP if Pr... More »

Fixed four-year terms: YES or NO? Two questions, only one answer allowed. Confused?

Professor Roger Scott criticises a flawed process.

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Why it was important for Brisbane to hold the World Science Festival 2016

Dr Chris Salisbury writes (14.3.16) that Brisbane has just hosted the 2016 World Science Festival, the first time the annual event has been he... More »


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