In a democracy, voters should determine who is elected to Parliament. The Senate electoral system fails this test, writes George Williams.
Of the many lessons the Coalition took from last year’s budget, the most lingering must surely be the importance of winning support from the Senate crossbench, writes Richard Holden.
What will the NSW Premier be prepared to give away to secure the Upper House support of the Reverend Fred Nile, asks George Williams.
Party 'rats' have no mandate from voters and should give up their seats rather than turn independent, writes George Williams.
Former federal environment minister Professor Robert Hill will discuss policy responses to climate change in the inaugural Sir William Tyree Energy Lecture at UNSW on Thursday 23 October.
When it comes to the federal government and the Senate, bluster has begotten bluster, writes Mark Rolfe.
Western Australia’s Senate election re-run shows once again the need to reform the process by which senators are chosen, writes George Williams.
Before the next federal poll, we must take a hard look at the basic features of our voting system, including the viability of casting electronic votes, writes George Williams.
The electoral system is not reflective of the will of the people, but there are three potential reforms, writes Fergal Davis.
Some media commentators are blaming the bizarre make-up of the Senate on uninformed voters, but new research paints a more complex and reassuring picture of the undecided voter, writes Edwina Throsby.