The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in politics.
The Greens have lost their two co-deputy leaders, Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, in a matter of days.
Given the events of the past week, now is an opportune time to discuss reform of a section of the Constitution that makes dual nationals ineligible to sit in parliament.
Scott Ludlam has quit as a senator immediately.
The Greens are in shock after their co-deputy leader, Scott Ludlam, discovered he is ineligible to sit in federal parliament because he has dual New Zealand citizenship.
Lee Rhiannon and every other federal Greens MP have the right to dissent on matters of policy.
For all concerned, the imbroglio surrounding Lee Rhiannon and her Greens colleagues turns on a fundamental disagreement over process and principle.
Michelle Grattan and Deep Saini discuss what's been making headlines this week in politics.
The federal parliamentary Greens are taking on the power of the party’s hard left NSW branch.
The issues with Lee Rhiannon involved trust in her, and the ability of the hardline NSW branch to bind MPs.
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.