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Even worse for the Liberals and Nationals, there is no prospect of achieving a majority in the Senate at either the next election or in 2028.
by David Leyonhjelm - 27/03/2024 - 18 comments
The Labor Party suffered major swings against it in the outer suburban ring in the recent state Inala and Ipswich West by-elections.
by Graham Young - 26/03/2024 - 5 comments
Last week, the AMA publicly called for the disendorsement of Tasmanian Liberal candidate Dr Julie Sladden, accusing her of having anti-vaccine opinions that are dangerous and misleading.
The ANO found that '65 per cent of IP [infrastructure project] stream applications approved for funding were not those assessed as being the most meritorious in the assessment process'.
by Binoy Kampmark - 19/02/2024 - 4 comments
The way crowds react to political figures, whether with cheers or jeers, surpasses any focus group in offering a direct insight into the nation's stance on current government policies and leadership.
by Andrew Blyth - 12/02/2024 - 4 comments
Palace coups have become a seasonal tradition in Australian politics. Between 2007 and 2018, Australia had six prime ministers, four of whom were overthrown by their own parties.
by Binoy Kampmark - 6/02/2024 - 6 comments
If ‘price gouging’ were driving inflation, then you would expect the increase in food and groceries to be greater than the rate of inflation - but it’s not.
by Graham Young - 5/02/2024 - 7 comments
A media release from the PM&C further notes that no department official or Minister has a direct role in the release or otherwise of the documents in question.
by Binoy Kampmark - 9/01/2024 - 2 comments
And the Prime Minister, spent the first 18 months globe-trotting and at home campaigning for the Voice referendum, seemingly running the parliament in his spare time.
by Dinesh Malhotra - 29/12/2023 - 20 comments
The Palaszczuk years were a period of rolling back, uncontested, all the things her predecessor had done.
by Graham Young - 14/12/2023 - 7 comments
There was no better example of Australia's politicised public service than its Home Affairs Secretary, Mike Pezzullo. In most other countries, he would have been the ideal conspirator in a coup.
by Binoy Kampmark - 30/11/2023 - 6 comments
But I'm told I have to fill out a form and return it, or call a listed number. That seems easier.
by John Mikkelsen - 30/11/2023 - 6 comments


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