Fear and favour

The polarisation of Indonesia’s media during the election campaign has renewed the debate over the nexus between proprietors and politics, writes Ross Tapsell

16 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Prabowo versus democracy in Indonesia

Despite his protestations to the contrary, Prabowo Subianto is determined he will seek a popular mandate just this once, write Marcus Mietzner and Edward Aspinall

04 Jul 14 | Comments (1)

Dancing in the dark

Both the major parties have made a habit of misinterpreting the polls on climate change, says Peter Brent. The latest results shouldn’t provide any comfort to the Coalition

03 Jul 14 | Comments (2)

Indonesia on the knife’s edge

The outside world should be worried by the possibility that Prabowo Subianto could become Indonesian president, writes Edward Aspinall, but the biggest losers will be Indonesia’s own people

17 Jun 14 | Comments (8)

Europe’s, and Britain’s, populist moment

The electoral victory of UKIP, an anti-immigrant and anti-Europe party, redraws Britain’s political map, says David Hayes

30 May 14 | Comments (1)

When Gough Whitlam helped out with the woodchopping

Poorly judged preselections are a problem for both major parties, writes Paul Rodan, and the electoral implications are becoming clearer

22 May 14 | Comments (4)

Fixing the Senate

Senate voting needs to be simpler and more transparent. Brian Costar talks to Peter Clarke about a plan to fix the system, and looks at the politics of the federal budget

16 May 14 | Comments (3)

A fix for what’s not broken: why Australia doesn’t need voter ID

Are new rules needed to stop multiple voters from undermining Australian elections? Not according to the local and international evidence, writes Jennifer Rayner

04 Mar 14 | Comments (3)