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Beginning in turbulent times amidst a 2011 Labor leadership spill, history editor Dr Glenn Davies ...  
Something stinks about Labor gas policy protest statements

Statements from ALP MPs against Labor’s gas policy are strikingly similar, suggesting a behin ...  
Two-party system draws democratic disadvantage

It's time we address the disadvantages of our two-party system and speak up for electoral refor ...  
Tasmanian Election result a challenge to improve democracy

Results from the Tasmanian State Election could start a shift in political thinking away from the ...  
Laming stirs controversy as Redland City contest heats up

Redland City Council is making news with mayoral candidate Andrew Laming stirring controversy as ...  
Gold Coast in need of new leadership for a better future

One of the candidates for the mayorship of the Gold Coast, Danielle Dunsmore, outlines what the ...  
Murdoch takes aim at Independents

Even by the degraded standards of the once-sensible The Australian newspaper, this seems loopy.  
Cannibalism, conservatives and lies: Australia’s Nemesis story

A new ABC documentary series explores the turmoil and political cannibalism within the L-NP ...  
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A couple of days ago, we received an email from an IA subscriber, conveying that person's reasons ...  
To ward off the 'Teals', Labor must deliver in government

While proceeding cautiously, Labor must deliver on its promises to make Australia a more egalit ...  
Fadden uncovers LNP plans for Queensland crime forum

Queensland’s largest legal organised crime syndicate, the Liberal National Party, heads to the ...  
PODCAST: Belinda ‘Bee’ Jones joins SpinProof

IA columnist Belinda Jones sat down with Denise Shrivell on her SpinProof podcast for a discussion ...  
Albanese needs to rethink Labor strategies to secure voters

As Australia's political system sees a shift away from the two-party system, the Labor Government ...  
Younger voters and Independents could spell end of two-party system

A younger demographic seeking change, along with a shift in the popularity of Independents and ...  
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Dutton determined to revive the Liberal Party election machine

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has pledged to revive the Coalition as an election-winning machine ...  
Putting the fork to pork-barrelling and branch-stacking

A record upswing in votes at the Federal Election in May for minor parties or Independents shows ...  
So-called 'progressive' media show true colours over Industrial Relations Bill

Labor's Industrial Relations Bill has exposed a lack of progressive politics from some Independ ...  
An incorruptible democracy of and for the people

With our politicians able to be bought and our democracy in a state of decline, it might be time ...  

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