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Malcolm Mackerras

30 November 2023
New Zealand has a new government – at last!

Now is a good time for me to analyse the NZ election.

8 November 2023
Nation-wide the Voice received fourth highest affirmative vote

What lessons should we take from past referendums? Should the current PM make this vow to himself: “There will never be another referendum while Anthony Albanese is Prime Minister.”?

4 November 2023
Come October 2024 Sir Keir Starmer will be the British Prime Minister

I’ve decided to make my British predictions first and leave those for Australia and the USA to the end of the year because all the British evidence is now in, so why delay?

19 October 2023
Has Voice referendum proved we’re more Anglo than the Poms?

Comparing the countries of the Anglosphere, the Voice referendum says something about our Anglophile ways and wokeness.

9 October 2023
The Voice referendum: PM take note and Dutton, you have some explaining to do

Here’s my advice to Anthony Albanese about referendums and also an important question that should be put to Peter Dutton, who needs to be asked to tell the truth.

22 September 2023
The 1967 & 1999 referendums are generally mis-described

Don’t fall for the propaganda that May 1967 was of great national rejoicing by a unified nation that had suddenly become progressive. Before polling day, I’ll write on the 1999 referendum that has been also mis-described and give some friendly advice to Anthony Albanese.

18 September 2023
Could British & Scottish PMs learn from Anthony Albanese?

I’ve written before about how the machines of big political parties in Australia and New Zealand design electoral systems to make life as convenient for themselves as possible. With a big test for PM Sunak and PM Yousaf ahead, maybe there’s something to learn from down under?

31 August 2023
Victoria’s democracy mess continues

My article today is about whether Victoria’s politicians wish to continue with the present reputation of being the worst democracy in the country.

15 August 2023
Dutton’s Voice ploy kicks own goal

Dutton will win the referendum, but it will do him no good in the eyes of the history books.

1 August 2023
Conservatives retain banished Boris Johnson’s old Commons Seat

Our election expert Malcolm Mackerras looks at by-elections here and in the UK to assess the current ‘popularity’ of conservatives in both countries.

25 July 2023
New Zealand will change its Government in October

On my prediction, former very successful businessman Christopher Luxon will be New Zealand’s new prime minister.

5 July 2023
Both Starmer and Sunak might well be happy about “Super Thursday”

Peter Dutton will have a good night on Saturday 15 July when the Fadden result comes in. Five days later, there should be four by-elections that will test both British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.

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