Labor has been steadfast in its opposition to the government’s school funding plan.
Malcolm Turnbull is on the brink of a major policy victory after the government mustered ten of the 12 non-Green crossbenchers behind its Gonski 2.0 policy. The outcome of a week of intense negotiation…
The government is counting on a deal with the Greens or the support of most of the other Senate crossbenchers to pass its schools funding package.
Critics are expected to speak out in the partyroom on Tuesday, demanding more information about the effects of the schools package on the Catholic sector.
How should we deal with this?
Most of our drugs policies have failed to curb use or reduce their impact on individuals or society. It's time for a more enlightened and informed approach.
Like the proverbial phoenix, One Nation has again risen in Australian politics.
The Senate results suggest the Turnbull government will have to master the art of negotiation if it is to implement its policies.
Australia is fortunate to have had the recent Labor minority government to draw lessons from.
Minority governments can successfully prosecute their policy agendas even while being destabilised.
Several seats remain undecided across the country.
How did the numbers of election 2016 fall across the country? And what seats are still in play?
Ethnic voters will be important players in at least ten very close seats in NSW and Victoria.
What’s 'the ethnic vote' going to do in the top-ten ethnic federal election marginal seats? What are the issues? And will specific groups vote as a bloc?
It’s quiet out there, too quiet.
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There's been a deafening silence in recent Australian elections over the environment. But it hasn't always been the case.
Various scandals have forced the major parties in this election campaign to tackle policy on business and finance regulation.
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
Passing the halfway point of the election campaign, The Conversation took an in-depth look at three key seats in Victoria.
Who are the major donors to Australia's big political parties? And what are the rules around disclosure at state and federal level?
Richard Di Natale’s address to the Lowy Institute was something of a landmark in the evolution of the Australian Greens’ policy agenda.
Paul, of Mediterranean Foods on Sydney Rd, Brunswick, with a bowl of Italian marzipan fruit.
Multicultural issues may not decide the election. But the multicultural voting makeup of many marginal electorates will play a critical part in who wins these seats.
Bill Shorten has spent the last two-and-a-half years trying to shed memories of the dysfunction of the Rudd-Gillard years.
Talk of a Labor-Green coalition brings with it images of Julia Gillard and Bob Brown signing the agreement that helped usher in her minority government.
Backed by experience and a moderate leader in Richard Di Natale, the Greens are a force to be reckoned with in this election.
The Greens are set to play a significant role in the election campaign and the new parliament. They are looking for gains in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Richard Di Natale is showing that being a Green doesn’t mean forsaking an aspirational, middle-class lifestyle.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale has copped a lot of flak on social media for his "black Wiggle" photoshoot, but he is simply broadening the idea of what it means to be Green.
The government’s changes to the Senate voting system will almost certainly pass with the support of the Greens and Nick Xenophon.
What are the government's proposed changes to the way the Senate is elected? And how will they affect us as voters?
Mountain to climb? The Greens have set their sights on topping 90% renewable energy.
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The Greens have backed a renewable energy goal of 90% by 2030. With wind and solar getting cheaper all the time, it's an achievable challenge.
Sarah Hanson-Young talks about personal attacks on her, and paying people smugglers to turn their boats around.
Michelle Grattan talks to Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young about personal attacks on her, paying people smugglers to turn their boat around, gay marriage, and much more.
Ed Miliband’s Labour Party gained a swing twice as big as the Conservatives did but lost seats, leading him to resign.
Labour, UKIP and the Greens all gained much bigger swings than the Conservatives, but were election losers. The first-past-the-post system let the Tories pick up a swag of seats with a 0.8% swing.