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James Murphy

James Murphy is working on a PhD in politics at Swinburne University of Technology.
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Can Mr Kevin07 create a winning leader?

Tim Gartrell faces quite a battle, and not just with the re-elected government.
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The Higgins curse

James Murphy examines whether life is too easy for MPs representing this well-heeled Melbourne electorate.
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How Victoria's Liberals went feral

A looming court case is further evidence of a deep divide within a once-powerful election-winning machine, writes James Murphy.
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How many ripped-up contracts will it take?

Forget what you’ve heard about infrastructure – it might be time to put the politics back in
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Dancing the donation tango

The Australian Electoral Commission’s latest political finance figures show how closely entwined are government and the development industry