Some heavy hitters think it’s time the RBA’s role shifted a little.
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon wants the RBA to focus on economic growth, and he's not alone.
South Australian senator Nick Xenophon has spoken out against census data retention.
Senate crossbencher Nick Xenophon will defy the requirement to provide his name when he fills out Tuesday's census.
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.
A screenshot from Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
Nick Xenophon wants to crack down on first-person shooter games, which he claims are a form of gambling. But his stance oversimplifies the way these games are played.
Protectionism is popular again.
First clue: inequality.
Five crossbench members of the House of Representatives will take their seats in the 45th parliament, including Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie, and the Nick Xenophon Team’s Rebekha Sharkie.
After a slim victory, how the Coalition works with the crossbench MPs will prove important to the success and stability of the Turnbull government.
For Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition, this was a bad result.
After counting into the early hours of Sunday morning, the Australian Electoral Commission currently has Labor leading in 72 of the 150 seats, with the Coalition ahead in 66.
The poker machine industry is a business with a lot at stake – about $11 billion a year, in fact.
Polls suggest that Nick Xenophon’s team will win a bag of Senate seats. Along with a re-elected Andrew Wilkie, and the Greens, will there be enthusiasm for gambling reform in the next parliament?
South Australia is proving to be a key point of interest for the electoral contest – not least because of the rise of Nick Xenophon’s new party.
The key battleground of South Australia has been inundated during the campaign with regular visits from both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
Former Liberal leader John Hewson predicts that Malcolm Turnbull is on track to be returned as Prime Minister of Australia.
Most voters suspect that whoever wins government, they will soon declare that “the economy is not as strong as we had hoped or been led to believe” – and that promises will need to be broken.
Malcolm Turnbull said he had made a call against preferencing the Greens in the national interest.
Labor is heaving a sigh of relief after Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement that the Liberals will put the Greens below Labor everywhere. In particular, the embattled Labor MP for Batman, David Feeney, under…
This week, The Conversation followed Nick Xenophon to his home state of South Australia, where the party formed in his name looks set to be the big winnner at this election.
Nick Xenophon, the South Australian 'vote magnet', is making both the Coalition and Labor nervous.
Nick Xenophon and NXT candidate for the seat of Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, at a meeting in the Adelaide Hills.
The Nick Xenophon Team is to this election what the Palmer United Party was to the 2013 one. It is potentially the 'next big new thing' in the Senate.
Many voters feel the major parties aren’t listening, which can be part of the appeal of populist candidates such as One Nation’s Pauline Hanson.
Watch Anne Tiernan and Duncan McDonnell discuss the popularity of minor parties and independents in this election – including what the Nick Xenophon Team learnt from the Palmer United Party.
Newspoll is showing a rise to 15% in support for ‘others’ – independents and parties other than the major parties and the Greens.
One-third of people believe the next Senate should have more or the same number of crossbenchers, according to polling done for the Australia Institute.
According to polling, Nick Xenophon and his team are on track to secure about three Senate spots.
The Senate reforms and a double-dissolution election means that it is difficult to predict who will be sitting in the upper house after July 2. But you can count on Nick Xenophon being there.
Nick Xenophon, an absolute vote magnet, appears likely to get at least three senators including himself.
For those who might feel this election campaign will never end, it is worth revisiting why the voters are enduring eight weeks rather than the normal five. Calling a double dissolution – the specific circumstances…
Was Nick Xenophon right about debt?
Independent senator Nick Xenophon told Q&A that foreign debt is approaching $1 trillion, up from $74 billion the previous year. Is that right?
Senate elections can give parties other than Labor, Liberal and National a chance of winning a seat.
Those who do understand the Senate voting system have the potential to wield some influence both in its conduct and in debates about how it might be reformed.