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Profiles //

Liberty and Vita Weets: David Leyonhjelm

When David Leyonhjelm ran in John Howard’s seat of Bennelong in 2007 he won just 89 of the 92 700 votes cast in the seat. Expressed as a percentage, around 0.1%, it’s startlingly close to zero.  Just six years later he is set to take a NSW Senate seat and his party will receive well…

News //

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Honi Soit is produced just metres from the wall Tony Abbott is said to have ‘punched’ at the end of a brutal 1977 SRC election campaign. With the history of these rooms now the subject of national news, Michael Koziol took the opportunity to dig through the archives.

Features //

Divided They Fall

Australian politics is broken, but will true progressives heed the call and form a new party? Something’s gotta give, writes Felix Donovan.