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We need more democracy, not less

Charles RichardsonNov 10, 20161 Comment

Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.

An Australian postmortem

Charles RichardsonAug 11, 2016

The Senate will again reflect the variety of Australians' political loyalties rather well. The House of Representatives, rather less so.

Two lectures, or how libertarians lost the plot

Charles RichardsonAug 8, 20162 Comments

The rise of Donald Trump shows why we can't rely on libertarians to defend liberty.

World election news

Charles RichardsonJul 15, 2016

A roundup of election news from Austria, the United States, Mongolia and Australia.

Election preview: Australia

Charles RichardsonJul 1, 2016

Australia votes tomorrow in an election expected to return the Turnbull government, but with a reduced majority.

And the winner is: Tony Abbott

Charles RichardsonJun 14, 20162 Comments

Despite the advent of Malcolm Turnbull, the Liberal Party's war against modernity has continued – as shown in its strange obsession with the Greens.

Who's betting on the Greens?

Charles RichardsonMay 30, 20163 Comments

A look at some betting odds for the Greens in individual seats makes for interesting reading.

High Court loses its patience

Charles RichardsonMay 16, 20162 Comments

The High Court expends little energy in disposing of the constitutional argument against Senate voting reform.

Queensland government disgraces itself

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.

Why local government isn't local

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?

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