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Electoral Commission launches computer overhaul amid growing cyber risk
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Electoral Commission launches computer overhaul amid growing cyber risk

The commission has acknowledged that its systems have “fallen behind modern standards”, with the core software now nearly 30 years old.

  • by David Wroe

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Marginal federal seats in the firing line over climate change inaction

Marginal federal seats in the firing line over climate change inaction

The Australian Conservation Foundation will target three key marginal seats in the lead-up to the next federal election.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Former AMA chief Brian Owler to run for Labor in Bennelong at next election
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Former AMA chief Brian Owler to run for Labor in Bennelong at next election

The selection of the high-profile candidate is a signal Labor regards the usually safe Liberal seat as competitive.

  • by Fergus Hunter
'They were offering false hope': Kerryn Phelps accuses government of breaking byelection vows
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'They were offering false hope': Kerryn Phelps accuses government of breaking byelection vows

Kerryn Phelps also warns the Coalition would be naive to believe concerns over climate change are restricted to progressive seats.

  • by Bevan Shields
Weekend Washup: Is WA ready to elect a reformed drug dealer to the Senate?
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Weekend Washup: Is WA ready to elect a reformed drug dealer to the Senate?

Once upon a time he was dealing two and a half kilos of meth a day. Now WA's 2018 Local Hero wants to run for parliament.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Political parties locked in death spiral
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Opinion

Political parties locked in death spiral

The Wentworth result was a clarion call for independents. The times will suit them. The people want problems solved. Not political parlour games.

  • by Peter Hartcher
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The more momentum Morrison gains, the greater the crash will be
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Opinion

The more momentum Morrison gains, the greater the crash will be

Scott Morrison is in an unusual position. Unlike most inmates on death row, he gets to choose his execution date, at least up to a point.

  • by Crispin Hull
Liberals choose candidate for Fenner
Canberra

Liberals choose candidate for Fenner

The country music singer says her values align with the party.

  • by Sally Whyte
Wentworth byelection backlash reignites tensions inside the Morrison government over climate policy
Scott Morrison

Wentworth byelection backlash reignites tensions inside the Morrison government over climate policy

“We are going to have to go to the next election with a clear plan to meet our Paris targets.”

  • by David Crowe & David Wroe
The evidence is in: Last week's messy sitting of Parliament cost Dave Sharma in Wentworth
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Analysis

The evidence is in: Last week's messy sitting of Parliament cost Dave Sharma in Wentworth

The counting in Wentworth suggests the Liberal Party candidate did much better early in the campaign.

  • by David Crowe
Voters will punish Liberals' factional parlour games
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Analysis

Voters will punish Liberals' factional parlour games

Will this record protest vote chasten the Liberals and jolt them into a state of unity? Of course not.

  • by Peter Hartcher