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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, hacking threat to democracy now on 'unseen scale', report says

The ABC's Patrick Wood reports (29.5.17) on new research from the Australian Strategic P... More »

The middle might be shrinking, but it usually trumps the splinters

Peter Brent writes in Inside Story (25.5.17) that, although polling predictions are unusually hazardous at the moment, with some tradition... More »

Navigating the post-truth debate: some key co-ordinates

Nick Enfield writes in The Conversation (15.5.17) about the political and media landscapes of our so-called 'post-truth' era. As stated in... More »

How the politics of the budget might play out for a government in trouble

Carol Johnson writes in The Conversation (8.5.17) that the Turnbull government is desperately trying to develop a more convincing eco... More »

Australia's journalism is in mortal danger - politicians should join the fight to save it

Gay Alcorn argues in The Guardian (4.5.17) that press redundancies at Fairfax, hot on the heels of cuts at News Corp, are not just devasta... More »

Independence of Queensland councillors questioned by CCC

Cameron Atfield reports in the Brisbane Times (29.4.17) on investigations by Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission into financ... More »

Family First to merge with Cory Bernardi's Australian Conservatives

Katharine Murphy reports in The Guardian (26.4.17) on the announcement that the Australian Conservatives party, represented in the Senate ... More »

Chevron: a game-changer for multinational tax avoiders

Michael West writes in The Conversation (24.4.17) about the implications for multinational corporations of a Federal Court ruling that res... More »

Cormann stares down One Nation's demand to cut $600m from ABC

Paul Karp reports in The Guardian (12.4.17) on accusations by One Nation's James Ashby and Senator Brian Burston of ABC 'leftwing bias' &n... More »

Entitled to vote? Then you should be entitled to run

TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Graeme Orr, writes in Inside Story (10.4.17) about how the High Court keeps 'fertilising the thicke... More »

Australian politics explainer: the writing of our Constitution

As part of a new series of political history articles in The Conversation, TJ Ryan Foundation Research Associate, Ryan Goss, writes (7.4.1... More »

Alt-wrong: The Australian right is startling for its incoherence

Richard Cooke writes in The Monthly (6.4.17) about the divisive, belligerent and seemingly incoherent character of the extreme right-wing ... More »

Asylum seekers, refugees and human rights: AHRC snapshot report

Policy Online carries a link (30.3.17) to an Australian Human Rights Commission report designed to give parliamentarians, key co... More »

An autumn of wintry discontent for Liberals

Norman Abjorensen writes in Inside Story (31.3.17) that, with a Queensland election on the horizon, the federal Liberal Party is still com... More »

As Brexit begins, Australia mustnít get caught up in Britainís post-imperial fantasies

Ben Wellings writes in The Conversation (29.3.17) that, for Australia, Brexit is the diplomatic equivalent of moving into a shared house w... More »

Looking back, and angry: what drives Pauline Hanson's voters

In an extract from his latest Quarterly Essay, David Marr comments in The Guardian (27.3.17) on the profile and characteristics of many of... More »

Proposed changes may confuse rather than clarify the meaning of Section 18C

Murray Wesson writes in The Conversation (22.3.17) that the federal government has not adequately explained what it is hoping to achieve b... More »

Populism runs up against electoral reality

Rob Hoffman writes in Inside Story (21.3.17) that recent election results in Western Australia, Austria and the Netherlands show just... More »

How Qld Labor is ticking off the 21 demands of the man who gave them power

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (21.3.17) on the Palaszczuk government's progress in meeting its commitments to Independen... More »

The governmentís multicultural statement is bereft of new ideas or policies Ė why?

Andrew Jakubowicz writes in The Conversation (21.3.17) that the federal government's multicultural statement stays fairly much in the... More »

Why guaranteed Indigenous seats in parliament could ease inequality

Dominic O'Sullivan writes in The Conversation (20.3.17) that guaranteed parliamentary representation for Indigenous Australians would... More »

'Bob Carr debates the Trump phenomenon': Stafford 'Town Hall' debate series

Dr Anthony Lynham MP, State Member for Stafford and Minister for State Development and for Natural Resources and Mines, is hosting a 'town hall'-st... More »

The tipping point in Australian politics: Is the end of the two-party system near?

Lachlan Harris and Andrew Charlton report in the Brisbane Times (17.3.17) on the drift in support away from the two major parties in Austr... More »

The role One Nation will play in Queensland poll as deal with WA Libs fizzles

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (13.3.17) on the likely implications for the next Queensland election of One Nation's meag... More »

Labor wins WA in a landslide as One Nation fails to land a blow

Natalie Mast writes in The Conversation (12.3.17) that the long-running and unpopular Barnett government has been ousted in the Western Au... More »


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