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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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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 »

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 Hanson’s 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 Trump’s ban will have lasting and damaging impacts on the world’s 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 »

What are the limits to charities advancing political causes?

Krystian Seibert and Ann O'Connell write in The Conversation (20.1.17) about the recent withdrawing of 'tax-exempt charity' status from th... More »

What can be done about political trust? The 2016 federal election inquiry

Marian Sawer writes in John Menadue's Pearls and Irritations blog (20.1.17) on her analysis of the Australian Election Study's 'Trends in ... More »

If we scrapped the states, increasing Canberra’s clout would be a backward step

John Quiggin writes in The Conversation (19.1.17) about recent discussion of the notion that Australia's states should be abolished. The a... More »

Queensland politics: What to expect during 2017

Felicity Caldwell reports in the Brisbane Times (18.1.17) on the events likely to dominate Queensland politics in the coming year, in... More »

Ken Wyatt becomes first Indigenous minister under Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle

The ABC's Henry Belot reports on Malcolm Turnbull's minor reshuffle of his frontbench following former Health Minister Sussan Ley's resignation. Si... More »

When politicians become pundits

Brian McNair writes in The Conversation (17.1.17) about the increasing incidence of current and former politicians acting as pundits and c... More »

'Fallen well short' of standards: Audit slams Immigration Department over Nauru and Manus Island contracts

Michael Koziol reports in the Brisbane Times (17.1.17) on the contents of a National Audit Office report which strongly criticises the fed... More »

Ipsos survey: Australians want a strong leader to take country back from rich, powerful

Inga Ting reports in the Brisbane Times (17.1.17) on details from a new Ipsos survey which indicates that global political uncertainty has... More »

Let’s kill the Australian identity card zombie once and for all

Bruce Baer Arnold writes in The Conversation (17.1.17) about Pauline Hanson's call to introduce a national identity card to supposedly red... More »

Ley goes, and Turnbull’s reforms pave way for fewer expenses scandals

Yee-Fui Ng writes in The Conversation (13.1.17) about the Turnbull government's response to the parliamentary expenses scandal which led S... More »

Crying 'fake news' is handy for politicians but toxic for democracy

Lenore Taylor comments in The Guardian (13.1.17) on the increasing tendency of politicians to bullishly use the term 'fake news' to deflec... More »


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