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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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The government owes voters an apology - opposing this banking commission was wrong

Katharine Murphy comments in The Guardian (19.4.18) that, in the wake of alarming revelations of corporate malpractice at the banking roya... More »

Can the Liberal Party hold its ‘broad church’ of liberals and conservatives together?

In the first of a series of articles in The Conversation about the fractious nature of the political right in Australia, Gregory Melleuish... More »

Ged Kearney’s candidacy shows the relationship between Labor and the unions remains mutually beneficial

Ray Markey writes in The Conversation (16.3.18) about the continuing close association between the union movement and the ALP, suggesting ... More »

Rise in protest votes sounds warning bell for major parties

Danielle Wood and colleagues write in The Conversation (13.3.18) about their latest Gratttan Institute report analysing why the minor part... More »

Post-election panel discussion at Parliament House

The Queensland branch of the Australasian Study of Parliament Group is staging a post-election public event at Parliament House in Brisbane. A pane... More »

The Coalition goes existential

Peter Brent writes in Inside Story (17.2.18) that, in the wake of revelations of Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce's extramarital affair with an off... More »

How the Australian Constitution, and its custodians, ended up so wrong on dual citizenship

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Hal Colebatch, writes in The Conversation (6.2.18) that the now-infamous section 44 of the Aus... More »

Cabinet files story shows Australia still needs to be more open about the debates that shape the nation

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Patrick Weller, writes in The Conversation (1.2.18) that, in the wake of the federal government's i... More »

Why businesses want the ear of government and are willing to pay for it

George Rennie writes in The Conversation (1.2.18) that federal politicians are finally moving against political donations after repea... More »

Australia needs more politicians, Australia Institute says

Gareth Hutchens reports in The Guardian (25.1.18) on a new Australi Institute report which indicates that democracy would improve if ... More »

It’s time for a new “unifying moment”

Mike Steketee writes in Inside Story (23.1.18) about the continuing debate over whether Australia's national day should continue to be cel... More »

Joh Bjelke-Petersen and higher education reforms – 1987 in retrospect

TJ Ryan Foundation Board chairman, Roger Scott, writes in the 'Pearls & Irritations' blog (8.1.18) the first of two reflective pieces about the... More »

The feared other: Peter Dutton's and Australia's pathology around race

Joumanah El Matrah comments in The Guardian (8.1.18) that, in recent comments about African youths and 'crime gangs' in Victoria, Peter Du... More »

Queensland voters deliver Labor a majority, but little change to the status quo

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, gives his observations (15.12.17) on this year's Queensland election result and the perform... More »

Palaszczuk to flex new parliamentary muscle with legislative agenda

Amy Remeikis reports in The Guardian (15.12.17) that, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk winning a majority in parliament in November&rsqu... More »

Queensland election: Palaszczuk Government announces cabinet line-up

The ABC reports (11.12.17) on details of re-elected Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's new cabinet line-up, featuring an expanded ministry and a handf... More »

Queensland finally has a government, but the path ahead for both major parties looks rocky

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, writes in The Conversation (8.12.17) about the outcome of Queensland's state elect... More »

Ban on foreign political donations is both too broad and too narrow, and won’t 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 »


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