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Facebook approached Australia's major political parties during the 2016 Federal election offering a powerful data matching tool. ... Fairfax Media confirmed the advanced matching tool was offered to the Liberal Party during the 2016 election, but was turned down amid concerns that the sending of voter ...
Micro-targeting slices of the electorate on niche issues has long been part of most political parties' campaign strategies. ... But none of this will matter if the underpinning legislative framework of democratic societies like Australia isn't able to defang the emerging capability of micro-targeted psychological ...

Australian Conservatives defector Dennis Hood has fired a parting shot at Cory Bernardi's fledgling party, suggesting it is destined to have "no impact" in state politics. SA Premier Steven Marshall on Monday revealed Mr Hood — a South Australian Upper House MP — would join the Liberals, bolstering the ...
While Australia's major political parties have denied using the services of Cambridge Analytica, they do engage in substantial data operations – including the Liberal Party's use of the i360 app in the recent South Australian election. How well this microtargeting of voters works to sway political views is ...
But cyber law experts told Guardian Australia the privacy law carve-out was sufficiently broad to cover the political activities of a company like Cambridge ... Australian politicians, political parties and their contractors and subcontractors have been exempt from the operation of the Privacy Act since 2000.
It's election time and armies of political party volunteers are deployed to suburban streets across Australia to campaign for their candidates. But instead of going to the effort of hitting every home, the volunteers pull out tablets or phones and open an application pinpointing the residences where they will find ...

From what I am hearing (and it is very early mail) the Greens have some tough decisions to make about the party's direction, and not just in Victoria. All in all, tonight's elections have set off a ripple effect for Australia's political parties, as the country gears up for the next federal election. We have a ...
Several readers have submitted Curious Campaign queries about campaign donations it in the lead-up to the South Australian election. So we've taken a look at the ... One questioner asked: how much in campaign donations is Elon Musk making to any political parties? The short answer is, nothing.
Labor's Swan vows to tackle toxic politics ... "It's made a terrible mess of some formerly great centre-left parties around the world." Mr Swan ... Mr Swan - Labor's third longest-serving treasurer behind Ben Chifley and Paul Keating - claims the Liberal Party has been taken over and dominated by extreme ...
Tasmania has become the first state in Australian history to elect a majority of female MPs to its legislature. The state, Australia's smallest, held its election on 3 March, but counting was not finalised until this week. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which is not a state, also elected a female-majority legislature in 2016.

The comments from Mr. Dutton, a member of the center-right governing Liberal Party, also raised eyebrows in Australia, where immigration is a hot-button issue and Liberal Party politicians have been accused of using race as a political tool. Thousands of predominantly Muslim migrants from the Middle ...
This issue can be remedied by political parties introducing ethnic diversity quotas. ... the Labor Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has a German and Polish background and NSW is led by Armenian-Australian Liberal ... Lamentably, Australia has a dearth of Asian-Australian politicians.
Thanks to a redistribution of electoral boundaries, a series of outsider minor parties are threatening to break the stranglehold of Australia's two major ... A second start-up political party, the Australian Conservatives, is led by Federal Senator Cory Bernardi, who generated headlines when he launched his ...
Where political parties nationally and most states often fall over themselves to stress they are not the favourites coming into an election, lest complacent ... Uniquely in Australia, Tasmania has a history of hung parliaments, with the Greens as a legitimate third force denying either major party a majority.
South Australian state election first big opportunity for Cory Bernardi's party ... He's the high-profile South Australian politician challenging the big parties with his own upstart political movement – and no, we're not talking about Nick Xenophon. ... Can Nick Xenophon end two-party politics in South Australia?
Former federal Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton has blasted Australia's major political parties as “incredibly secretive” about the information they gather on voters and suggested their exemption from privacy laws is indefensible. His comments come after Fairfax Media revelations that Facebook ...
Revealed: the powerful Facebook data matching tool the Liberal Party rejected over legal fears ... Facebook approached Australia's major political parties during the 2016 election with a new and powerful data matching tool, but Liberal strategists rejected the offer out of fear it could breach the law by ...
A surge in support for minor political parties since 2004 is attributable more to a collapse in trust in government and rising cultural anxiety in the regions ... the political landscape in the state, the Grattan Institute has examined the underlying factors behind the increase in the minor party vote in Australia over ...
Each of Australia's main political parties has an active youth wing — the Young Liberals promote themselves to anyone ages 16 to 31; Young Labor focuses on ... Many lawmakers started out in this milieu, with student bodies or union boards, before moving to staffing roles, party offices or legislatures.


 

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