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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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Lawrence Springborg to quit State Parliament

Jorge Branco reports in the Brisbane Times (3.12.16) on the surprise announcement that Lawrence Springborg, former leader of the LNP and c... More »

Brisbane focus group research on trust in the political system and attitudes to democracy

Michelle Grattan reports in The Conversation (2.12.16) on Brisbane focus group meetings conducted by the University of Canberra. While the... More »

Which Queensland state seats could Pauline Hanson win? Graphic illustrations

Matt Martino (ABC  2.12.16) provides a booth by booth analysis of One Nation's votes in Queensland in the 2016 federal election.... More »

Shame as a political weapon: Donald Trump and the US presidential election

Chris Wallace writes in The Conversation (1.12.16) about how Donald Trump employed a ‘choreography of shame’ during the p... More »

The National Party is ‘feeling its oats’

Mungo MacCallum writes in Pearls and Irritations (1.12.16) that the National Party may not yet be out of control but it represents a ... More »

Politicians behaving badly

Norman Abjorensen comments in Inside Story (28.11.16) about how Australia isn’t entirely immune to the forces of political backlash ... More »

Enemy aliens: How my family's lives were changed by Australia's wartime internment camps

Adam Grossetti speaks about the impact on his Italian migrant family (ABC 28.1.16)

'Many internees were Italian sugarcane farmers ... More »

The white nationalists are unleashed. We must now confront them and their trolling

Brian McNair writes in The Conversation (28.11.16):

'It’s been a long time coming, but hey, it’s well worth the wait.<... More »

'Post-truth’ is the 'word of the year' thanks to Brexit, Trump’s election campaigns

Announced on 16 November 2016 by the Oxford Dictionary as its international "Word of the Year", "post-truth" is defined as an adjective "relating t... More »

Australia beware - Alt-Right 'Breitbart News' expanding into Europe before coming elections

The Guardian editorial (25.11.16) writes:

'The American Breitbart News Network, a website aligned to the noxious politics of ... More »

A flawed system delivered Trump victory – and now we brace ourselves for what’s next

Dennis Altman writes in The Conversation (23.11.16) about how Donald Trump’s election will affect Australia profoundly – ... More »

The use of social media in the Trump campaign

The Herald Sun (23.11.16) reports on the use of social media by the Trump campaign run by Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law:

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Brandis says Queensland Liberal National Party merger could be revisited

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (21.11.16) about conjecture of a split in the ranks of Queensland's LNP, following dismissive ... More »

Australians more alarmed about state of politics than impact of migration and minorities, survey finds

Andrew Markus writes in The Conversation (22.11.16) about a recent Scanlon Foundation survey which provides grounds for caution in applyin... More »

Bob Dylan asked these questions decades ago, and 'populism' is not the answer

Ian Verrender comments on the ABC's website (21.11.16) about why today's crop of political leaders and analysts can't seem to fathom what the probl... More »

How social media undermines transitions to democracy

Donald Trump is a master of the use of Twitter. This analysis by Sean Aday and Deen Freelon on the impact of social media during Egypt's attem... More »

Raimond Gaita on Donald Trump’s America: a cloud cuckoo land devoid of fact, evidence and argument

Raymond Gaita writes in The Conversation (15.11.16) about the lows that the Trump campaign descended to during the US Presidential electio... More »

As the world pushes for a ban on nuclear weapons, Australia votes to stay on the wrong side of history

Tilman Ruff writes in The Conversation (16.11.16) about a likely resolution of the United Nations to ban the production of nuclear weapons... More »

Reasons to be cheerful: Trump, globalisation and Australia

In Australian Policy Online, Tim Conley writes (15.11.16):

'While those on the centre-left are wringing their hands and tensely ru... More »

Trumpism could be a solution to the crisis of neoliberalism

Professor Robert Skidelsky writes in The Guardian (15.11.16) that there is Keynesian merit in Trump’s policies which challenge the n... More »

Reasons for hope after the Trump election

In Inside Story (15.11.16), John Quiggin considers the future after the Trump election:

'In the longer term, though, the... More »

Trump and Brexit, symptoms of the ever-increasing divide between the 'haves' and 'have nots'

John Birmingham discusses the Trump/Brexit phenomenon in the Brisbane Times (15.11.16):

'Open markets have generated staggering... More »

Shorten on Trump's anti-globalisation agenda

Josh Gordon reports in the Sydney Morning Herald (13.11.16) on a speech by Bill Shorten:

'Shorten last week came under fire f... More »

Secession re-emerges as a north Queensland issue

An AAP report, reproduced in The Guardian (12.11.16), suggests that 'North Queensland could become its own state under plans from a p... More »

Can Australia avoid a Brexit/Trump voter backlash?

'Political alienation is relatively muted here because we have a system that leaves fewer people behind – and we must hold onto it', writes L... More »

 
 

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