“It’s only a matter of time” before more seats go Green, leader Richard Di Natale said, after missing out on any new seats in the election. Given other independents and minor parties picked up record votes, this result was a disappointment.
There has been widespread shock at the news that Pauline Hanson has won a Senate seat in Queensland. Her racist One Nation party could take up to three seats in the upper house, including in NSW.
The close election result has thrown the issue of equal marriage back into uncertain territory.
Nick Xenophon will be a kingmaker in the new parliament after winning around 29 per cent of the vote in South Australia.
In the last weeks of the federal election, Turnbull, increasingly desperate for votes, played the refugee card. But it didn’t work. Rather than secure the election, the Liberals lost seats by the bucketload.
The Chilcot report into Britain’s involvement in Iraq has overwhelmingly condemned the decision to go to war. And everything the report says about Tony Blair also applies to then Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
Four hundred students marched on the University Senate meeting on 4 July against plans to close Sydney College of the Arts (SCA). University of Sydney management has released plans to move SCA and close its current site in Callan Park, Rozelle.
The severely weakened Coalition government should give confidence to unionists in the federal public service.
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has caused a political earthquake. The far right has tried to claim credit for the vote. Cory Bernardi was quick to tweet his support for the racist right-wing UKIP leader, Nigel Farage.
Britain’s vote to leave the EU has opened up a profound political crisis. But just when the Tories were weak and divided, the right wing of the parliamentary Labour Party instead chose to turn on left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn.
US unions scored a significant victory when 39,000 workers from the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers humbled the telecommunications giant Verizon after a solid 45 day strike.
Civilians fleeing Fallujah have been tortured and abused by Shiite militias, inflaming further the country’s sectarian divide. Iraqi government troops recaptured the city in June, driving Islamic State fighters from the city.
Singling out Islam or religion in general misunderstands where homophobia comes from and why it persists, argues Amy Thomas.
Hillary Clinton reflects the true values of the Democratic party, argues Lachlan Marshall.
The legacy of Australian colonial control has left PNG underdeveloped and prone to political corruption, writes James Supple.
Stan Grant’s book is a memoir, a conflicted memoir that sometimes reads like he is talking to himself, as much as he is talking to his country.
Stewart Jackson has set out to examine The Greens’ transformation from a small party linked to social movements to a professional electoral party. He studies the changes in internal party structures and in attitudes and activities of members.