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Comment – The Age of Independents (and minor parties)

Comment – The Age of Independents (and minor parties)

By Stuart Bruce, 22/12/2018 When I was making my way through my politics degree, I recall the popular subjects on Australian politcs where a general precept was repeated constantly – that minor parties and independents might occasionally snatch a seat or two but that invariably the real power is with the two major parties and… Continue Reading

Fairfax publish CAPP and RealPoll findings

Fairfax publish CAPP and RealPoll findings

Same-sex marriage: Secret moves within Coalition to hobble plebiscite Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/federal-election-2016/samesex-marriage-secret-moves-within-coalition-to-hobble-plebiscite-20160624-gprerl.html#ixzz4CYqSqDDv Follow us: @theage on Twitter | theageAustralia on Facebook Continue Reading

Greens’ Prahran win is democracy in action

Greens’ Prahran win is democracy in action

By Stuart Bruce, 21/12/2014 When politics doesn’t go according to the script, the stereotypes and simplifications always come out to play. A new paradigm has emerged as, for the first time ever, there are Greens in the Victorian state Lower House – two of them! Thanks to a stellar people-powered campaign from the Victorian Greens, the… Continue Reading

Is voting-intention polling overused?

Is voting-intention polling overused?

By Stuart Bruce, 29/11/2014 We need to talk about voting intention polling. It gets treated as if it means more than it does – as if it is firmly pre-empting how everyone will vote. Polling masquerades as the prediction of behaviour, something that should be left to behavioural researchers because it is notoriously hard to… Continue Reading

Media Release – Inner Melbourne Aligns with the Greens

Media Release – Inner Melbourne Aligns with the Greens

Released 25/11/14 RESEARCH COMPARING LIBERAL VS LABOR HELD INNER MELBOURNE SEATS SHOWS VALUES THAT ALIGN WITH THE GREENS. Research conducted by the Centre for Applied Political Psychology (CAPP) compared a Labor-held seat of Melbourne with a Liberal-held seat of Prahran and found that both communities have values that align with the Greens. Additionally, CAPP compared… Continue Reading