The mystery at the heart of the statistical survey

Scott Ewing reviews an indispensable guide to a world constantly being measured and surveyed

06 Sep 13 | Comments (2)

Election 2013: The view from up above

Britain’s media coverage of Australia’s election is lively but limited, finds David Hayes

28 Aug 13 | Comments (0)

Winning the battle of ideas

In many ways the opposition has already won this election by shifting the political middle ground, writes Dennis Altman

26 Aug 13 | Comments (4)

The war the bloggers won

Political bloggers brought a new rigour to interpreting the polls, writes Greg Jericho

23 Aug 13 | Comments (0)

Col Allan, Murdoch’s $100 million man

Shareholders might be wise to worry about Rupert Murdoch’s “gifted tabloid editor,” writes Rodney Tiffen

15 Aug 13 | Comments (0)

The lobby group that got much more bang for its buck

Targeting marginal seats is nothing new in politics. But the gambling industry showed that it could also work for a lobby group facing a panicky government. James Panichi pieces together the story

12 Jul 13 | Comments (1)

The government’s media reforms: what 499 readers thought

What we think about media regulation correlates strongly with what we read, write Ken Haley and Andrew Dodd

17 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

I get by with a little help from my friends

Frank Bongiorno reviews Nick Cater’s The Lucky Culture

23 May 13 | Comments (5)