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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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Rob Pyne's resignation shows North Queensland is a state of mind

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (13.3.16) about the resignation from the Labor government of Cairns MP, Rob Pyne, and what it... More »

Graham Quirk's lord mayoralty on a knife-edge: poll

Kim Stephens reports in the Brisbane Times (13.3.16) on indications that the contest to be Brisbane's Lord Mayor is extremely tight, as th... More »

Brisbane council election: Public service accused of being 'political pawn'

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (12.3.16) on claims from LNP members of Brisbane City Council that state government departme... More »

There is no stuffing the early election genie back in the bottle

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (12.3.16) that the government can no longer take a 'business as usual' approach to running the ... More »

Four-year parliamentary terms tipped to be rejected

The Brisbane Times reports (10.3.16) on the upcoming referendum on fixed, four-year parliamentary terms in Queensland. Polls are tipping a... More »

No Can Do: Campbell Newman rules out federal bid

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (10.3.16) on Campbell Newman's announcement that he will not stand for LNP preselection in t... More »

Annastacia Palaszczuk threatens early election - but no bills to trigger one

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (9.3.16) on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's claim that she would call an early election if her ... More »

Brisbane LNP MP Teresa Gambaro to quit politics

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (9.3.16) on Brisbane federal MP, Teresa Gambaro's, decision to retire from politics at the u... More »

Rob Pyne resignation: What will they do now?

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (9.3.16) about the fallout from Cairns MP, Rob Pyne's, resignation from the government and move... More »

Brisbane council election: Labor pledges 50 per cent women on boards

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (8.3.16) on the commitment from the Labor council election campaign to instal women to half ... More »

Another sale of Brisbane City Council property to an LNP donor uncovered

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (7.3.16) about additional claims of council property deals going to LNP donors without prope... More »

Rob Pyne resignation: Early election possible, premier says

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (8.3.16) about speculation that the Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, may call an early election ... More »

Malcolm Turnbull ready to fight early double dissolution election on union corruption

Mark Kenny reports in the Brisbane Times (8.3.16) about speculation that Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, may call an early double dissol... More »

Brisbane election 2016: Greens propose two new river crossings

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (7.3.16) on developments in the Brisbane City Council election campaign, where the Greens ha... More »

Rob Pyne resigns from Queensland Labor Government

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (7.3.16) on Cairns MP, Rob Pyne's, decision to resign from the Palaszczuk Labor Government, and... More »

Are Elections Ruining Democracy?

John Keane writes in The Conversation (6.3.16) about claims from academic historian David van Reybrouck that western democracies are being... More »

Restless right wing and a troublesome Senate: what's a 'good' win for Turnbull?

Nick Economou writes in The Conversation (7.3.16) about the challenges facing the Turnbull federal government in this election year, as it... More »

Springborg's shocking start to 2016

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (6.3.16) on how Lawrence Spingborg's leadership of the LNP Opposition has suffered a number o... More »

Explainer: Pulling the double dissolution trigger is harder than you think

Anne Twomey writes on ABC's The Drum (4.3.16) about the preconditions for and the history of calling a double dissolution federal election... More »

Queensland referendum on fixed four-year terms for Government could fail, Rob Borbidge says

The ABC's Jessica van Vonderen reports (6.3.16) on comments from former Premier Rob Borbidge about the coming referendum on fixed four-year parliam... More »

Same-sex marriage: Federal Government to hold plebiscite by year's end if re-elected

The ABC's Stephanie Anderson reports (6.3.16) on federal Attorney-General, George Brandis's, announcement that, if re-elected, the coalition govern... More »

Brisbane council election: State memo warns Quirk's Metro could cost $3 billion

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (4.3.16) about claims that Lord Mayor Graham Quirk's proposed 'metro' public transport initi... More »

Regions at the pointy end of media reform

Kirsty Hess and Lisa Waller argue in The Conversation (2.3.16):

'Before media reform becomes a runaway train, we need to... More »

A plebiscite on same-sex marriage would be a failure of parliament's responsibility

Matt Collins writes in The Conversation (4.3.16) about the shortcomings of the federal government's commitment to holding a plebiscite on ... More »

Brisbane council election: Labor donations pledge shores up Greens preferences

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (3.3.16) on Brisbane Lord Mayoral condidate, Rod Harding's, promise to reveal details of his... More »

 
 

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