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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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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 »

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 Co’s 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 »


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