Election 2013 media panel

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Those ‘accidental’ senators

Now that all Senate seats are looking settled, we are left to ponder what the addition of the five new “accidental” senators means for our parliamentary system. We now have senators representing an odd…

Election over: Next election campaign begins

The new Coalition administration hasn’t even been sworn in yet and South Australians will no doubt be happy that local media are already turning their attention to the next state election. SA goes to the…

FAIL: Why memes were not the key to Election 2013

Internet memes (Twitter hashtags, image macros, viral videos, joke websites) appear to have failed to significantly influence the 2013 Election because they did not target a policy issue for a marginal…

Final thoughts on a boring election

People have been shocked to read that a brawl broke out after the football on the weekend. Yet after 33 days of snarling at each other Australians lined up and cast their votes on Saturday with no reports…
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Election night - the people’s choice on FTA TV

The nights on which federal elections are decided are some of the rare occasions on which all of Australia’s main free-to-air networks suspend their normal programming and engage in a common endeavour…

Election night speeches show Caesar triumphant, the rambler in defeat

It was a night that confirmed Australia’s political expectations, by and large, and the two leading protagonists certainly performed their parts. Tony Abbott gave the [speech](http://www.3news.co.nz/VIDEO-Tony-Abbotts-full-victory-speech/tabid/417/articleID/312309/Default.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+co%2FHCaY+(3News-+Latest+News…