Victoria's Labor government comfortably wins re-election, in a striking repudiation of its opposition's turn to the right.
Theresa May's government is teetering, with little prospect of getting its Brexit plan through parliament. Is there a better way this could have all been handled?
Fiji goes to the polls tomorrow, still ruled by the man who uprooted its democracy 12 years ago. Australia should hang its head in shame.
New Caledonia votes against independence, but the narrowness of the margin suggests that there is plenty of life left in the issue.
A new nation in Oceania is unlikely to emerge just yet, but Sunday's vote in New Caledonia will be an important step towards deciding the territory's future.
Ireland strikes a blow for freedom of speech, despite an unfortunate precedent from the European Court of Human Rights.
Now if ever seems to be the time for a new popular front. Can liberals, social democrats and Marxists manage to work together?
Brexit uncertainty continues even as its deadlines loom closer. Can some lessons be learned from the great nineteenth century political battle over repeal of the Corn Laws?
Former minister David Kemp undertakes an ambitious history of Australian liberalism. Can it tell us something about today's Liberal Party?
If we assume that the political extremes are equally dangerous in principle, are there still good practical reasons to worry about one more than the other? I think there are.