The very different results in Lakemba and Auburn, adjacent seats with high Muslim populations, points to the influence of the Lebanese Muslim Association and its activist president Samier Dandan.
Santos, Woodside Energy and Hancock Coal were some of the companies that donated more than $1.1 million to the major parties. The implications for democracy are deeply concerning.
In 1981 I gained employment when the Fraser government created the Australian Federal Human Rights Commission under the Chairmanship of Dame Roma Mitchell.
Various Australian Labor prime ministers were quick to the tribute podium, finding their own progressive mirror in the works of a man which the Left down-under historically reviled.
When it counted, Malcolm Fraser was a man of courage who acted in the national interest in a way that often clashed with his image, and party interest.
What is the role of party rules in recent leadership spills?
The three pillars of the notorious Washington Consensus were fiscal austerity, privatisation and liberalisation. They are precisely the principles that the Abbott government espouses, and implements when it can.
Heads up: a competitive market leads to efficiencies, not a monopolistic market. Even if such a market has one player: a private company.
As Annabel Crabb noted, Turnbull didn't enter politics to become the longest-serving Communications Minister.
The Greens in NSW are campaigning first on mining and coal seam gas.
For how much longer can a noisy minority overrule such a massive majority? Until that majority shakes off its apathy and uses its political potential.
A quantitative example given in this article shows that road users collectively are paying very large sums of money through toll payments for which there is little or no return in travel time savings.