Peter Brent

Peter Brent is a writer and adjunct fellow at Swinburne University.

Outside the comfort zone

Twitter’s roiling, and even the real world is wondering how the prime minister burned through his political capital so quickly.

26916 | Equality and Australian democracy

This paper explores how the struggle between the political rights of property and the political rights of the people shaped the design of Australian political institutions and how this legacy continues to affect Australian democracy. The principle of political equality, the idea that every person...

Hostage to fortune

No matter how much he wants it, Scott Morrison can never be a unifying mourner-in-chief, writes Peter Brent.

Voting early, voting often?

Leaving aside errors and misunderstandings, Australia doesn’t have a big fraudulent-voting problem. But a little reassurance wouldn’t go amiss.

Yes, the Coalition does have a woman problem

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.