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Opinion

Why the SA Best bubble burst: a quasi-insider's account

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.

Politics

Xenophon slides into third place in Hartley

The magnitude of Nick Xenophon’s electoral defeat has become clear, with the former Senator sliding into third place in his own target seat of Hartley behind both Liberal and Labor after the final distribution of preferences.