The federal government’s proposed voter ID laws would lead to more stressful and expensive elections – and experts say the laws are also completely unnecessary.
The big story about the Australian Electoral Commission’s annual release of political donations disclosures is how little they really tell us, writes Lindy Edwards.
Technological and economic change is empowering a new group of people to push for greater access to opportunities, rights and protections, writes Lindy Edwards.
In its appointment of new president Grant King, the Business Council of Australia looks set to double down on its failed strategy instead of genuinely doing things differently, writes Lindy Edwards.
Some policies will split the traditional supporters of the Coalition, while others will put the government at odds with key Senate cross benchers, writes Lindy Edwards.
If the Coalition loses this election there will be some insiders pointing fingers at the Business Council of Australia, writes Lindy Edwards.
The Abbott government is lining itself up as a purist in the neoclassical economics camp and business and the unemployed alike won't be spared, writes Lindy Edwards.
Tony Abbott's role as Minister for Women might just work to our advantage if he takes the position seriously and isn't just window-dressing, argues Lindy Edwards.
As Rudd's popular support has dived over the past month, he's demonstrated he doesn't understand the importance of ideology in a democracy, writes Lindy Edwards.
Minority parties are good for our democracy, because parties forced into coalition do deals in the open. Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd are kidding themselves in their stand against them, argues Lindy Edwards.