James Murphy is working on a PhD in politics at Swinburne University of Technology.
James Murphy examines whether life is too easy for MPs representing this well-heeled Melbourne electorate.
A looming court case is further evidence of a deep divide within a once-powerful election-winning machine, writes James Murphy.
Forget what you’ve heard about infrastructure – it might be time to put the politics back in
ELECTION day for Western Australia is just under a week away, and already tens of thousands have turned out for early voting. If the polls are...
The Australian Electoral Commission’s latest political finance figures show how closely entwined are government and the development industry
THE RELEASE of the Australian Electoral Commission’s latest political donations data provoked the usual rush to unearth hidden scandals. Clive Palmer’s $5 million donation to...
The Victorian auditor-general’s criticism of the quality of bureaucratic advice on the contentious East West Link raises broader concerns about the public service
LAST week’s Victorian audit office report on Melbourne’s controversial East West Link project leaves few involved in the project unburned....