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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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'Fake news' has arrived in Queensland politics

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (4.3.17) on the phenomenon of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts' having seemingly taken r... More »

The lesson of Hansonism? Itís the economy, stupid

The ABC's Andrew Probyn reports (3.3.17) on the effect on the major political parties of the surging support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation, with ... More »

Votersí dislike of politics makes fixed four-year parliamentary terms look appealing

Jamie Fellows writes in The Conversation (24.2.17) about the recent proposal by NSW Liberal MP, David Coleman, to introduce fixed four-yea... More »

Queensland's electorate boundary redistribution unveiled

The ABC's Chris O'Brien and Dea Clark report (23.2.17) on leaked details of new state electorate boundaries, ahead of the Queensland Electoral Comm... More »

Women will get pregnant for paid leave, Pauline Hanson says in opposing omnibus bill

Paul Karp reports in The Guardian (23.2.17) on claims by Senator Pauline Hanson that proposed paid parental leave measures risk abuse ... More »

Words, Tweets and Stones in the 'Political Correctness' Wars

Matthew Sharpe writes in The Conversation (17.2.17) about the recent rise in allegations of 'out-of-control political correctness' levelle... More »

Australian politics has been remodelled. Hansonists are no longer outliers

Jason Wilson comments in The Guardian (18.2.17) on the 'normalisation' of One Nation's place in Australian politics, underlined by Liberal... More »

How changing times made Australiaís political leaders more disposable

Rodney Tiffen writes in The Conversation (16.2.17) about the way that 'times have changed' in the Australian political context. The author... More »

It's goodbye to the Nationals unless they become a genuine country party

Michael Hogan comments in The Guardian (16.2.17) on the challenge faced by the National Party to win back its dwindling constituency in re... More »

Pauline Hanson's One Nation receives surge in Queensland support, opinion poll shows

The ABC's Gail Burke and Josh Bavas report (11.2.17) on details of the latest Galaxy poll taken in Queeneland, which shows a boost in the amount of... More »

Dynamic socialism: how progressives can win back the blue-collar heartlands

In The Guardian (8.2.17), Tim Ayres reproduces his recent speech to the Fabians Society in which he outlines an economic vision for Austra... More »

One Nation deal would not bind us to policies: Robbie Katter

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (8.2.17) on indications that the Katter's Australian Party MPs in Queensland are negotiati... More »

We need to be clear-headed when offering land for Singapore to train its soldiers

John Blaxland writes in The Conversation (8.2.17) about the recent controversy over federal government plans to acquire additional land ar... More »

More than Cory Bernardi: Why right wing politics is fracturing in Australia

Matthew Knott comments in the Sydney Morning Herald (7.2.17) on the ruptures appearing within the conservative side of politics in Austral... More »

Cory Bernardi to quit Liberals to form own conservative party

Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan report in The Guardian (6.2.17) on indications that South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi is set to l... More »

Trumpís lies are not the problem. Itís the millions who swallow them who really matter

Nick Cohen poses the question in The Guardian (5.2.17): 'As the alt-right continues to set the agenda in global politics at a frightening ... More »

One Nationís clear and present danger to the Ďconservative establishmentí

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Chris Salisbury, writes in the 'Machinery of Government' blog (3.2.17) about the threat posed to the establi... More »

Malcolm Turnbull should walk away from the refugee deal with the US

Michelle Grattan writes in The Conversation (2.2.17) about reports that US President, Donald Trump, has threatened to renege on the deal s... More »

The intersection of state and federal electoral behaviour: A longer view

In response to Peter Brent's analysis in Inside Story (14.7.16) of state-based voting trends witnessed at the 2016 federal election, ... More »

Queensland LNP torn on One Nation preferences as Turnbull rules out doing a John Howard

Amy Remeikis reports in the Brisbane Times (1.2.17) on internal struggles within the LNP as it determines whether to enter preference nego... More »

Why, only now, are we finding out who the biggest donors in an election year were?

Yee-Fui Ng writes in The Conversation (1.2.17) about the Australian Electoral Commission's release of political donations data from last y... More »

The American far-right origins of Pauline Hansonís views on Islam

Policy Online carries a link (29.1.17) to an Australia Institute report investigating the connections between extreme right-wing groups in... More »

Donald Trumpís ban will have lasting and damaging impacts on the worldís refugees

Phil Orchard writes in The Conversation (30.1.17) about the implications of the Trump administration's ban on immigration from certain mus... More »

One Nation attracts rural voters with promise to upset the status quo

The ABC's Caitlyn Gribbin reports (29.1.17) on the rising popularity of the One Nation Party in rural and regional areas of both Queensland and Wes... More »

What is the Doomsday Clock and why should we keep track of the time?

TJRyan Foundation Research Associate, Professor Ian Lowe, writes in The Conversation (27.1.17) about the recent announcement that the so-c... More »


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