On Monday John Howard was lending a hand to Tony Abbott in Warringah.
In the research's February round, many participants hadn't heard of Steggall. By last week – unsurprisingly given the rash of publicity – everybody had, although some knew little detail about her.
Spontaneous humour is harder for the modern politician, faced with 24-hour media coverage. But every now and then they give it crack, anyway.
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Political humour, like all humour, carries an innate risk: if it works, it can be spectacular, and it it tanks, it can be a catastrophe. Australian election campaigns have given us both.
Political advertising has moved away from traditional media and is now more prevalent on platforms like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram.
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The major parties are focusing on social media like never before to get their messaging out – and finding more creative ways to do it.
GetUp! national director Paul Oosting.
A social media post shared by GetUp! Australia suggested US real wages had dropped significantly following the enactment of Trump's corporate tax cuts in January. We asked the experts to check it out.
Malcolm Turnbull’s protector on the conservative flank of the party, Peter Dutton, is the target of a new GetUp campaign.
If Peter Dutton lost his seat it would be a major blow to the conservative wing of the Liberal Party.
GetUp! has claimed a win for its five year campaign to stop dredging and new coal mines near the Reef.
Political engagement in Australia has changed enormously over the past decade. New organisations such as GetUp! have taken the lead in channelling citizen voice into politics.
Lobby groups have a lot to lose or gain in elections.
Lobbying in Australia is a multi-billion dollar industry which employs a sophisticated strategy to win public opinion and political favours for its clients or members. Here's how.
There should be more regulation of third parties to help preserve Australian democracy. AAP/Alan Porritt.
MEDIA & DEMOCRACY: In the latest instalment of The Conversation’s week-long series on how the media influences the way our representatives develop policy, Marian Sawer examines the need to regulate…
Too much regulation of third parties like GetUp! will hurt democracy.
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MEDIA & DEMOCRACY: In the latest instalment of The Conversation’s week-long series on how the media influences the way our representatives develop policy, Andrew Norton says there’s no need to regulate…
Are organisations like GetUp the future of Australian policy development?
Over the previous two decades, a plethora of advocacy organisations have emerged seeking to engage and inform the public on political issues. Some of these entities, such as Get-Up, are self-funded bodies…