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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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Look closely – Hanson doesn't really speak for ordinary Australians

Lenore Taylor comments in The Guardian (11.3.17) on the persistent popularity of Pauline Hanson, suggesting that factual scrutiny of One N... More »

WA election: polls point to Labor as Barnett warns of return to ‘Dullsville’

Calla Wahlquist reports in The Guardian (11.3.17) on the Western Australian state election, with election-eve polls pointing to a pro... More »

Perilous Pauline

Peter Brent writes in Inside Story (10.3.17) about the increasingly unpredictable Western Australian state election, arguing that a resurg... More »

Campbell Newman has increased the volatility of the next Queensland election

The ABC's Chris O'Brien reports (10.3.17) on the simmering feud between current LNP Opposition Leader, Tim Nicholls, and former Premier Campbell Ne... More »

Trump and Brexit won’t kill globalisation – we’re too far in

Thomas Sigler writes in The Conversation (6.3.17) that, in the wake of the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump, people are clearl... More »

Election fever doesn’t grip WA

Mark Beeson writes in The Conversation (4.3.17) about the coming state election in Western Australia, suggesting that, while many will pay... More »

LNP to fight next state election without two of its elders

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (4.3.17) on the prospect of 'generational change' at the next Queensland election, with tw... More »

'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? It’s 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 »

Voters’ 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 Australia’s 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 »

Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s 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 Nation’s clear and present danger to the ‘conservative establishment’

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 »


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