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NT redistribution commences

February 27, 2024 - 10:30 -- Admin

The AEC last week officially commenced a redistribution of the Northern Territory’s two federal electorates.

I’ll keep this blog post short and sweet. I won’t bother with a map, since there are only two seats, making the equation simple.

Podcast #113: Let’s go back to Tasmania

February 26, 2024 - 07:00 -- Admin

Ben was joined by Stewart Jackson from the University of Sydney and Tasmanian political scientist Mike Lester to preview next month’s Tasmanian state election.

We discuss the widening field of independent candidates, political events in the last term and the issues around the 25-member House that led to the expansion of the Parliament. We also briefly touch on this weekend’s Dunkley by-election.

Tas 2024 – surge in independent numbers point to larger ballots

February 23, 2024 - 10:30 -- Admin

Nominations will close next Thursday for the Tasmanian state election, and we’ve seen a surge in candidate announcements in the last few days. I’ve just finished updating my candidate lists, and they show that there is a real increase in independent candidates compared to recent elections, pointing towards larger ballot papers than in previous Tasmanian elections.

Nominations close in Brisbane City, and across Queensland

February 15, 2024 - 11:00 -- Admin

Nominations closed on Tuesday for the two Queensland state by-elections and the Queensland council elections, all to be held on March 16. I have now updated my candidate lists for my Brisbane City, Inala and Ipswich West guides.

For this post I’m most interested in the nominations for the City of Brisbane. I have some other thoughts about nominations in other councils which I might return to in coming days.