The Trigger

Here’s the plan. Lock in support of Nick Xenophon and the Greens for Senate voting reforms to thwart the influence of pesky micro-parties, and secure a less troublesome Coalition-majority Senate. When crossbench senators block legislation to reintroduce the Australian Building and Construction Commission, they trigger a double dissolution in which all 76 Senate positions are up for re-election. What could possibly go wrong?

Double Trouble

Christopher Downes, The Mercury,

One Magic Bullet

Sean Leahy, The Courier-Mail,

Pulling the Trigger

Greg 'Smithy' Smith, The Sunday Times,


Warren Brown, The Daily Telegraph,

Catch as Catch Can

David Rowe, The Australian Financial Review,

Ditch the Table

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald,

No Cigar

Jon Kudelka, The Australian,

Democracy in Action

Alan Moir, The Sydney Morning Herald,