In the second and final part of his analysis of what went wrong with Nick Xenophon’s tilt for state parliament, Haydon Manning – a quasi-insider in the SA Best campaign – reveals how the party leader had given up hope for his own election weeks out from polling day.
Political scientist Haydon Manning ceased commentary on the state election due to his close family ties to Nick Xenophon’s SA Best. However, in the first of a two-part series, he now provides a warts-and-all analysis of what went wrong in the campaign – the lack of funding and seasoned campaigners, and the strategic mistakes from the man who insisted on running the show almost single-handedly.
The CEO of South Australia’s largest council has been under sustained media attack after it was revealed the council paid his golf fees at a prestigious Adelaide course. Political scientist Haydon Manning argues that while the council has made mistakes, the ferocity of the attack has been unfair.
Political scientist Haydon Manning was called as an expert witness to the State Government’s citizens’ jury on the nuclear waste dump proposal. What he experienced, and what he has learned since, has led him to question the value of the Government’s “deliberative democracy” push.
The Nick Xenophon Team’s success in the federal election has been hailed as “a new political dawn”, but it is nothing of the sort, writes political scientist Haydon Manning.
Political scientist Haydon Manning hits back at economic critiques of SA’s proposed nuclear waste dump, arguing they are mischievous, premature and ignore a pressing moral case underpinning the debate.