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Independent in Indi: what happens now? (And why the Electoral Commission is suddenly under attack)

27 September 2013

Peter Clarke talks to Brian Costar about why Cathy McGowan is likely to serve more than one term, why the Electoral Commission is under attack, and who should lead the Labor Party

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Likely to get a second term: Indi’s new federal MP, Cathy McGowan. Cambell Klose

Likely to get a second term: Indi’s new federal MP, Cathy McGowan. Cambell Klose



CATHY McGowan might have won Indi, but what happens next? Peter Clarke talks to political scientist Brian Costar about how independent MPs fare in rural Australia and why the voters of Indi are likely to return Ms McGowan at the next federal election. And this post-election podcast also looks at why the Australian Electoral Commission is under attack, and who should lead the Labor Party.

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Electoral advances by the national Sweden Democrats at last Sunday’s election pose a challenge to cosmopolitan Sweden and the incoming Social Democrat–led government, writes Andrew Vandenberg

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Swastikas long gone: supporters of Sweden Democrats during a rally in July this year. Johan Wessman/News Øresund (CC BY 3.0)

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