Naysayers who argue campaign financing doesn't interest the punters underestimate the intelligence of the Australian people. Voters don't like what they can plainly see, writes Rebecca Huntley.
An Aboriginal elder and massacre survivor immortalised on the Australian $2 coin could be further recognised if a bid to rename a vast Northern Territory electorate is successful.
A network of popular Facebook pages that have built large audiences catering to Australians agitated over hot button issues is under the control of trolls and scammers from the Balkans, an ABC investigation reveals.
There are many reasons to be frustrated with Australian politics as we suffer our sixth prime minister in eight years, but our electoral system is not one of them.
Since its spectacular debut in 1998 there have been 30 people elected to parliaments under the banner of Pauline Hanson's One Nation, but most didn't last a full term for the party.
It's been noted as one of the ironies of the dual citizenship crisis that has engulfed Canberra over the past year: those deciding on the fate of lawmakers - the justices of the High Court - can themselves hold foreign passports. And Fact Check found that this difference in standards checks out.
Walter van der Merwe, who resigned earlier this year after being suspended over alleged "misbehaviour" and "inappropriate conduct in the workplace", will front court charged with dangerous drug possession.