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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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Malcolm Turnbull in negotiations with premiers over health, education funding dispute

The ABC's Chris Uhlmann reports (3.3.16) on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's direct negotiations with state premiers to break funding deadlocks ov... More »

Brisbane council election: Gloves come off amid claims of negative campaigning

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (1.3.16) about claims of negative campaigning and 'grubby' politics from contenders for Bris... More »

Brisbane City Council's $3.3m deal to sell parkland to significant LNP donor revealed

The ABC's Mark Willacy reports (1.3.16) on a lucratvie land deal between the Brisbane City Council and a prominent businessman and LNP donor, which... More »

Brisbane council election: Labor pledges more money for drains

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (29.2.16) on Labor plans to increase expenditure on flood mitigation drainage as part of its... More »

Palaszczuk's first year in office - Amy Remeikis's assessment

In the Brisbane Times (15.2.16), Amy Remeikis provides an assessment of the Palaszczuk government as it marks the end of its first year in... More »

Springborg's chief of staff under fire

Amy Remeikis writes in the Brisbane Times (18.2.16) that the Queensland Parliament 'has found its first scandal of the year, with Labor se... More »

Is Tim Mander the one to lead the LNP?

John Harrison argues in the Brisbane Times (18.1.16) that Tim Mander would be a worthy successor to Lawrence Springborg.

'Man... More »

Beattie and Newman frustrated by feral federal-state dysfunction

John Harrison writes in the Brisbane Times (28.2.16) about suggestions from two former Queensland premiers, Peter Beattie and Ca... More »

Bleijie to stay as Queensland MP

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (28.2.16) that state opposition frontbencher, Jarrod Bleijie, has declined LNP approaches to no... More »

Jarrod Bleijie in mix for Mal Brough's seat

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (26.2.16) that state MP Jarrod Bleijie could become the third LNP member this month to 'jump sh... More »

First year fortunes of the Queensland Government

Dr Chris Salisbury provides an assessment of the first year of the Palaszczuk ALP Government in Queensland.

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Font furore breaks out over referendum pamphlets

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (26.2.16) on public disquiet over material distributed by the Electoral Commission of Queenslan... More »

Cairns MP Rob Pyne's mission to see inquiry into local govt in Queensland

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (25.2.16) on Cairns MP Rob Pyne's attempts to convince the Palaszczuk Government to initiate an... More »

A liberal leading the Liberals: can Turnbull manage the ultra-conservatives?

Political scientist James Walter writes in The Conversation (24.2.16) about the challenge facing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in 'manag... More »

Senate voting reform: keep it simple, or too many people's votes won't be counted

Political scientist Nick Economou writes in The Conversation (22.2.16) about the Turnbull Government's proposed changes to the Senate voti... More »

Brisbane council election: Express CityCats, more routes and solar buses

Cameron Atfield (23.2.16) and Amy Remeikis (28.2.16) report in the Brisbane Times about the Brisbane City Council election campaign's... More »

Billy Gordon's absence highlights hung Parliament's fragility

Amy Remeikis reports in The Brisbane Times (22.2.16) on the impact of MP Billy Gordon's absence on the delicately balanced Queensland parl... More »

Seeney no match for LNP's new top guns in Canberra

John Harrison comments in the Brisbane Times (21.2.16) on Jeff Seeney's declared interest in standing for pre-selection in Warren Truss' s... More »

Wake up Jeff Seeney: voters remember you were Newman's deputy

Madonna King comments in the Brisbane Times (17.2.16) on Jeff Seeney's announcement that he aspires to a seat in Federal Parliament and Ia... More »

Palaszczuk's first year in office an unanticipated success

Roger Scott writes in The Conversation (17.2.16) that Annastacia Palaszczuk's first year in office has been an unanticpated success:<... More »

The Newman Years: Rise, Decline and Fall

'The Newman Years: Rise, Decline and Fall' is a collection of articles published on the TJRyan Foundation website. This chronicles the years of the... More »

State Premiers to sign declaration calling for Australian head of state

All but one of Australia's state premiers and chief ministers have signed a declaration calling for an Australian head of state, in a move the Aust... More »

For better or worse - podcast with Professor Brian Costar

Inside Story (18.1215) carries a podcast interview with Emeritus Professor Brian Costar, by Peter Clarke:

'Ian Macfarlane’s ... More »

The real problem is not the lamb ad but the militarisation of Australian nationalism

Jeff Sparrow asks in The Guardian (12.1.16) whether we should care about a stupid meat commercial:

'No, not especially.&... More »

Four-year terms for the Queensland Parliament - inquiry

The Finance and Administration Committee of the Queensland Parliament is inquiring into the merits or otherwise of moving to four-year terms. The l... More »


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