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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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Is the Morrison government ‘authoritarian populist’ with a punitive bent?

Carol Johnson writes in The Conversation (4.11.19) that, while authoritarian populism has been around for a while, the Morrison gover... More »

Queensland's political history - a literature review

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, has compiled (1.10.19) a comprehensive review of the scholarly literature on Queensland's p... More »

Event: TJ Ryan Foundation's 5th birthday celebration

On Wednesday, 9 October 2019, the TJ Ryan Foundation held an early evening event at QUT's Gardens Point campus to mark our fifth birthday. Themed '... More »

Vale Graham Freudenberg: speechwriter to Whitlam, Hawke and more

Tony Stephens writes in the Sydney Morning Herald (26.7.19) after the death of former Prime Ministerial speechwriter and Brisbane-born ALP... More »

Event: Freedom of the Press - Where to from here?

The Queensland chapter of the Australasian Study of Parliament Group is staging a special event at Parliament House in Brisbane on Monday... More »

Thirty years on, the Fitzgerald Inquiry still looms large over Queensland politics

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, writes in The Conversation (1.7.19) about the 30th anniversary of the Fitzgerald I... More »

Next left: where to now for Australian progressives?

A new series of articles features in The Guardian addressing what the federal election result means for the progressive side of Austr... More »

Remembering the Hawke Government 1983–1991

In the lead up to former Prime Minister Bob Hawke's memorial service on Friday 14.6.19, the Machinery of Government blog has produced a se... More »

Why the raids on Australian media present a clear threat to democracy

Rebecca Ananian-Welsh writes in The Conversation (5.6.19) about the recent series of raids by Australian Federal Police on journalists and... More »

North Queensland is just at the sharp end of what’s happening across Australia

In the wake of the 2019 federal election, at which Queensland voters swung to the Coalition and Labor's standing took a hit, Jason Wilson writes in... More »

Event: 'Winning for Women' book launch

The TJ Ryan Foundation extends an invitation to our subscribers to attend the Brisbane book launch of Iola Mathews' 'Winning for Women'. The b... More »

Federal election 2019: coverage from The Conversation

Throughout the 2019 federal election campaign, The Conversation is running a series of articles examining the key political issu... More »

What will the Turnbull-Morrison government be remembered for?

In the first of a new series examining the Coalition government's record on key policy issues, Rob Manwaring writes in The Conversation (8... More »

Pauline Hanson and One Nation slammed over foreign funding and gun law revelations

The ABC's Brett Worthington reports (26.3.19) on revelations that Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party sought millions of dollars in political do... More »

The government was defeated on the ‘medevac’ bill, but that does not mean the end of the government

Anne Twomey writes in The Conversation (12.2.19) about the passage of the so-called asylum seeker 'medevac' bill through the House of Repr... More »

We can't sit by and watch yet another election devoid of issues that matter to women

Vanessa Whittaker and colleagues comment on the ABC's website (8.2.19) about the aversion in Australian politics - predominantly on the conservativ... More »

Publication notice: 'The Law of Politics'

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, and UQ Law School Professor, Graeme Orr, has authored a revised and updated edition of his highly regarded e... More »

Release of Queensland Cabinet papers shows beginnings of post-Joh reforms

The ABC's Allyson Horn reports (1.1.19) on the release by the Queensland State Archives of the 1988 Cabinet papers of the Ahern government. The doc... More »

How the Coalition’s panic over polls set the stage for a radical reshaping of Australian politics

Katharine Murphy reports in The Guardian (26.12.18) that, while Australia has not succumbed to the populism shaking other western dem... More »

A message for women seeking a political career - quotas work!

TJ Ryan Foundation Board members, Liz van Acker and Linda Colley, write in the Machinery of Government blog (12.12.18) about the decreasin... More »

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (3.12.18) about the federal Liberal Party adopting new rules to make it more difficult for a i... More »

How populism became the concept that defines our age

As part of a new series of articles headed, 'The New Populism', Cas Mudde argues in The Guardian (22.11.18) that the spread of the idea th... More »

The policy chaos eroding our faith in democracy

In the first instalment of a new series titled, 'The Future Fix', Fairfax economics journalist Jessica Irvine and colleagues write in the Brisb... More »

How Australia’s NRA-inspired gun lobby is trying to chip away at gun control laws, state by state

George Rennie writes in The Conversation (16.11.18) about the Shooting Industry Foundation of Australia's claims that it wants to 'simplif... More »

'He’s been quitting things since 2004': Mark Latham to join One Nation

Latika Bourke and Bevan Shields report in the Brisbane Times (7.11.18) on former Labor leader Mark Latham's surprising, but not unexpected... More »


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