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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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Ban on foreign political donations is both too broad and too narrow, and wont fix our system

Yee-Fui Ng writes in The Conversation (7.12.17) that, if the Turnbull government is serious about restoring faith in our politics and poli... More »

Queensland Liberals and Nationals have long had an uneasy cohabitation, and now should consider divorce

Gregory Melleuish writes in The Conversation (30.11.17) about the implications of the Queensland election for the LNP, suggesting that div... More »

How Adani helped undo the LNP's push to regain power

Amy Remeikis reports in The Guardian (27.11.17) on the impact of the 'Adani issue' in the Queeensland election result, noting that ex... More »

What Queensland tells us about the future

Peter Brent writes in Inside Story (27.11.17) that a shift in voting patterns interacted with compulsory preferences to produce a dra... More »

An extraordinary vote in Queensland

Tim Colebatch writes in Inside Story (26.11.17) about the uncertain outcome of Queensland's state election, suggesting that historica... More »

2017 Queensland election overview: Who won and why?

Join the TJ Ryan Foundation on Monday 4 December for our final event for 2017 - 'Election Overview: Who won and why?' Hear from Queensland politica... More »

Long transitions and hung parliaments

Jennifer Menzies writes in the 'Machinery of Government' blog (20.11.17) about what to expect in the outcome of a hung parliament following the sta... More »

Only one third of Queensland's election candidates are women

Rachel Clun reports in the Brisbane Times (17.11.17) on Fairfax Media analysis which found that only 142 out of a total 449 candidates in ... More »

Queensland election: One Nation question dogs LNP in leaders' debate

Amy Remeikis reports in The Guardian (17.11.17) on the Courier-Mail/Sky News 'People's Forum' held in Brisbane, at which the two major par... More »

Queensland's LNP doesn't get that public enterprises generate income

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, comments in The Guardian (14.11.17) that the debt linked to ownership of a profitable ... More »

Frank Brennan: Same sex marriage and freedom of religion

Frank Brennan SJ AO writes in the 'Pearls & Irritations' blog (14.11.17) about how the ABS will soon announce the results of the survey on same... More »

Queensland election: Party donations revealed in new real-time electronic disclosure

The ABC's Emma Blackwood reports (12.11.17) that almost $1 million has been donated so far to political parties during the 2017 Queensland ele... More »

John Quiggin: LNP needs to slash public service to pay for Queensland election pledges

Joshua Robertson reports in The Guardian (8.11.17) on analysis by TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, suggesting that Queenslan... More »

Why Adani may still get its government loan

Brendan Gogarty writes in The Conversation (7.11.17) explaining how Adani could still receive funds from a new government or via prev... More »

2017 Queensland state election

The Queensland election has generatied plenty of commentary. The purpose of this column is to gather together the most significant articles from th... More »

100 years after the Russian Revolution. What's Left?

Beatrix Campbell is an English writer and activist who has written for a number of publications since the early 1970s. Her books include Wigan Pier... More »

Palaszczuk must grapple with One Nation, and history, in unpredictable Queensland election

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, writes in The Conversation (29.10.17) that whichever major party 'wins' the Queens... More »

Nothing but truthiness: Adani and Cos post-truth push for the Carmichael mine

Benedetta Brevini and Terry Woronov write in The Conversation (25.10.17) that there are telltale signs when regard for the facts of the ma... More »

Tony Abbott's climate frolic is strange and sad and all about politics

Katharine Murphy reports in The Guardian (10.10.17) on an address given by former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, to a climate change sceptic... More »

Socialism with a spine: the only 21st century alternative

TJ Ryan Foundation Board member, John Quiggin, comments in The Guardian (9.10.17) asserting that the political experiment of 'soft neolibe... More »

'Who Can Be an MP? The Constitution, the High Court and the Disqualification Farce'

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Graeme Orr, delivered the 2017 MinterEllison Sir Harry Gibbs Lecture for The University of Queensland L... More »

The prime ministership is not terminal but it needs the right person for the times

Paul Strangio and colleagues write in The Conversation (19.9.17) that the Australian prime ministership has never been easy, but the most ... More »

Votes for corporations and extra votes for property owners: why local council elections are undemocratic

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Ryan Goss, writes in The Conversation (14.9.17) that, when it came to making voting rights at local... More »

Centenary of the 'Warwick egg incident'

To mark the centenary of the notorious 'Warwick egg incident' of 1917, when Prime Minister Billy Hughes was 'egged' at Warwick train station w... More »

The postal survey is both bizarre and typical in the history of Western marriage

Timothy Jones writes in The Conversation (8.9.17) that changes to marriage laws around the world have, historically, met with striden... More »


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