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Let’s get this party started: Third party voting in the Senate

Australia has long been regarded as a stable two party system. The Free Traders and Protectionists united under Alfred Deakin more than 100 years ago and that grouping, with a … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

AusOpinion goes inside the Greens Federal Election campaign

In an exclusive interview, Ben Spies-Butcher, the Greens National Co-convenor, talks to AusOpinion about some of the behind-the-scenes stories about the Greens federal election campaign. The Greens have been roundly … Continue reading

September 13, 2013

The Greens – From the Fringe to Professional Alternative

We have had, over these past weeks, the excellent Small Gods series by @purserj, discussing the policies and philosophies of the micro parties that play a crucial role in the … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

We care a lot: Greens jump in to the election campaign

Christine Milne, leader of the Australian Greens, kicked off the Greens’ pitch yesterday with a press conference that was all about how much the Greens care about things. Lots of … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

The plight of Asylum Seekers EXPLAINED

Rape, murder, genital mutilation, kidnapping, torture, bashings, treats, blackmail. Afghanistan, a warzone, the Afghani refugees that come here by boat or by planes are no different, they are often from … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Fraser liberals and the Greens

The news that Malcolm Fraser is helping Sarah Hanson-Young’s campaign in South Australia was met with a variety of reactions on Twitter that were entirely predictable. Labor supporters scoffed (and … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 7 Comments

Assertions, the Greens and the Black Knight

One of the chief weaknesses of political reporting and blogging in the leadup to the 2013 election is assertions. ¬†Assertions that x will happen because of y – and the … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · 12 Comments

Has the Green vote stalled altogether?

Back in January last year I wrote a piece for The King’s Tribune arguing that the Greens’ vote had peaked. Some suggested it was just wishful thinking on my part. … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Greens and Labor – a trial separation?

Christine Milne made a small splash with her National Press Club speech today, announcing that – according to Lenore Taylor in Fairfax: Directly challenging Labor’s election pitch that it stands … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

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