The power of women voters cannot, and should not, be underestimated. Hell hath no fury like a female voter scorned.
Preference deals serve many agendas. When it comes to the allocation of preferences at Australian elections, no party can claim to have clean hands.
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The Political Weekly: Ministers tread on thin ice as Labor waits for a penalty rates mis-step.
The Political Weekly: The PM can’t shake Choppergate, while Labor continues to refuse to implode, rather unhelpfully.
If Labor gets its boats policy wrong, there is one party waiting to scoop up the unhappy voters, and it’s not led by Tony Abbott.
The new Greens leader has been in the job for months, and his stock is building. Is Richard Di Natale the Messiah?
The Political Weekly: Bill Shorten’s latest zingers, the ‘wait in the car’ mystery, and Christine Milne’s WTF moment.
To many observers, it was merely a matter of time before Ms Milne acceded to the combined forces of internal pressure from her colleagues and external pressure from critics like those at the Australia Institute, and declared an end to her time as leader.
The Greens like to differentiate themselves by describing the major parties as obsolescent, but their push for Senate voting changes show they too have become part of the mouldering establishment.