Independent in Indi: what happens now? (And why the Electoral Commission is suddenly under attack)

Peter Clarke talks to Brian Costar about why Cathy McGowan is likely to serve more than one term, why the Electoral Commission is under attack, and who should lead the Labor Party

27 Sep 13 | Comments (1)

Rebels with a cause

The election of a minority federal government in 2010 threw the spotlight on the quiet rise of a generation of independent MPs in state and federal parliaments. In this article first published in August 2010, Brian Costar and Jennifer Curtin look at their motivations, role and significance

12 Sep 13 | Comments (1)

From little margins, big margins grow

The electorate of Indi has been changed forever, write Cambell Klose and Nick Haines from Cathy McGowan’s campaign

10 Sep 13 | Comments (14)

Drawing a fine line in the Tarkine

Can conservation, tourism and industry coexist in Tasmania’s Tarkine wilderness? Kimberley Croxford looks at the current controversy and the contending pressures

06 Sep 13 | Comments (3)

How to help farmers to help the reef

Reef Rescue needs to focus on measures that really do improve water quality, says Amanda Cornwall. That means learning from other successful schemes

02 Sep 13 | Comments (0)

Noisily flows the Manning

A river community’s campaign to stop coal-seam gas captures the new face of rural politics in Australia, writes Robert Milliken

05 Mar 13 | Comments (2)

Living with the boom

Understanding the impact of earlier booms can be helpful in preparing towns for the expansion of the mining industry, writes Erik Eklund

20 Aug 12 | Comments (1)

Just beyond the reach of words

Norman Abjorensen reviews a new biography of the enigmatic Rick Farley

22 Mar 12 | Comments (0)