Politics, Political Parties and Lobby Groups in Adelaide South Australia

South Australia was one of the first places in the world to give women the vote in 1894, and was the first in the world to enable women to enter Parliament.For more on this see the Women and Politics site from the State Library of South Australia.

The state has produced a diverse range of politicians from both sides of politics including Don Dunstan, Julia Gillard, Penny Wong, and Christopher Pyne, Amanda Vanstone and the Downers.

South Australian Politics

Political Parties

Electoral Commission

Lobby Groups, Support Groups etc

Information, Opinion and Ideas

  • australianpolitics.com – Information and links on politics in Australia
  • IMC Adelaide Indymedia – A collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of major protests.
  • Online Opinion – A not-for-profit e-journal based in Brisbane that aims to provide a forum for public social and political debate about current Australian issues. Each month they publish articles intended to stimulate a public discourse on a range of topics.
  • Australian Policy Online – With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers fast access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online
  • Political Compass – It's no longer a matter of left and right politics – try this online quiz to see where you stand politically. Do you tend toward the Authoritarian Left, Authoritarian Right, Libertarian Left or Libertarian Right?
  • Common Dreams News Centre – In-depth news reports and critical analysis from a variety of quality sources.
  • Reuters Alertnet – Includes a live news feed from Reuters together with articles describing how relief agencies are responding to the latest humanitarian crises and a member directory of international aid agencies.


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