Charles RichardsonMay 16, 20162 Comments
The High Court expends little energy in disposing of the constitutional argument against Senate voting reform.
Charles RichardsonApr 22, 20164 Comments
Queensland's Labor government has turned the clock back to compulsory preferential voting in the pursuit of short-term electoral advantage.
Charles RichardsonApr 6, 20161 Comment
The Baird government in New South Wales says that taking the "local" out of local government will lead to improved efficiency. Is there any reason to think that's true?
Charles RichardsonMar 31, 2016
Why "Islamist" is the wrong word to use to describe terrorists, and why some people want us to use it anyway.
Charles RichardsonMar 19, 20164 Comments
Queensland's politicians want to give themselves an extra year before being accountable to their voters. The voters may not be so keen on the idea.
Charles RichardsonMar 18, 2016
Julie Bishop visits Fiji, apparently finding no cause for concern in a military ruler approaching ten years in office. And we wonder why voters seem to be giving up on democracy.
Charles RichardsonMar 7, 20161 Comment
Talk of "neoliberalism" obscures the existence of actual liberals, just at the time when we need them most.
Charles RichardsonMar 3, 20167 Comments
Twenty years on, Australia marks the advent of the Howard government. Time passes, but we still live in the shadow of that change.
Charles RichardsonFeb 17, 20161 Comment
Don't depend on the media to explain what's at stake with Senate voting reform, or even to point out the biases of their sources.