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Let the Great Unhinging begin

Let the Great Unhinging begin

With two country independents backing Gillard, the Labor party will now pass the only threshold needed in Australia to form government – a majority on the floor of House. There is no other test, there is no other requisite, there is no other qualification needed to control the Treasury benches. But this constitutional reality will […]

Media, Leadership and the Structural Change of Australian Politics

Media, Leadership and the Structural Change of Australian Politics

This post could also be called “How to explain nearly everything about big P politics in 4 simple charts”. Australian politics, or rather the dynamics of the relationship between the public and the party in government, has been undergoing a significant transformation over the last 25 odd years. In many respects, that is to be […]