"Our reforms shouldn’t be reactions to threats to the major parties, but rather a tool to create a more accountable and representative system." As the Australian Federal election looms (at last), Mike Anderson writes on how your vote still doesn't count the way it should.
The Second Leaders’ Debate aired last night, and the hands of everyone watching trembled above their remote buttons with the overwhelming urge to switch to MasterChef. Yet Auspol soldier Wade McCagh endured and, fatigued yet miraculously lucid, emerges from perhaps television’s dullest forty minutes to articulate what went down for you here.
As the nation begins to understand the meaning of 'endurance' on day 11 of the long campaign, Brad Griffin keeps us on the ball with his second fortnightly coverage of the 2016 Federal Election lead-up.
When the other TV options last Friday night were the AFL, rugby, Eurovision and 'Call and Win: Win Cash Live!', who tuned their sets to the First Leaders' Debate? Wade McCagh did, that's who. Here he runs us through the key takeaways and events, from the meat raffle at the start, to bulk billing announcements, to the all-important tie watch.
After Turnbull successfully staged the failure of the ABCC Bill to pass the Senate for the second time, a double dissolution is on the cards for Australia - the first since 1987. Politics Editor Brad Griffin kicks us off on the long campaign trail in the first of a series of fortnightly posts covering, explaining and face-palming over the upcoming Federal Election.