Up yours! Will protest votes help minor parties win votes?

Brandishing a pencil as their weapon of choice, some voters will attempt to slaughter the hopes of the major parties by lodging an "up yours" on their voting ballot — but will the protest vote impact the election outcome?

Qld Premier’s move to strip Katter Party of staff labelled ‘fundamentally wrong’

The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties accuses Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of acting in the same manner as controversial politician Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson by stripping Katter's Australian Party of five parliamentary staff.

Was the Queensland election result good or bad for One Nation?

Pauline Hanson claims to be "very pleased" with the election result in her home state of Queensland, even though it demonstrates how One Nation has failed to make the transition from a grass roots niche group into a professional party, writes Narelle Miragliotta.

Katter and Albo take bromance to the bush on ‘power trip’

Bob Katter and Anthony Albanese, a pair of "fair-dinkum blokes", are taking their unlikely bromance to the bush to try to change the face of the electricity generation in the north.