There has been sustained criticism of the Liberal Party for its under-representation of women in parliament.
What's needed is strong leadership and sustained public pressure that makes it is harder for political parties to turn a blind eye to sexual harassment and assault.
Senator Cory Bernardi, who defected from the Liberals and formed his Australian Conservatives party, will wind it up.
Bernardi said that at the election his Australian Conservative party polled “a tiny fraction of the votes” required. He said potential voters returned to supporting the Coalition under Morrison.
Scott Morrison has pulled off an unexpected victory, and will forever be a Liberal hero.
AAP/Bianca de Marchi
The Coalition should not use this unexpected win to allow itself to be complacent and drift. It needs to work out its agenda for the next three years and how it allows internal debate.
Visualisation of election-related Twitter activity on QUT’s Sphere display.
Analysis of tweets from the election campaign reveal two key trends: independents are organising, and embattled Liberal candidates are having to take the fight to their rivals.
The Democratic Alliance has transformed itself from an overwhelmingly white party to a majority black party.
Despite its endurance, the Democratic Alliance still hasn't found a firm foothold to grow the votes in South Africa's changing political landscape.
Front pages from Australian newspapers covering terrorist attacks on the United States.
The 2001 federal election was a watershed moment for Australian national security that has set a policy agenda for almost two decades.
Labor’s campaign communications are organised around the word ‘fair’, while the Coalition is focusing on ‘strength’ and ‘security’.
Daniel Pockett and Mick Tsikas/AAP
Sloganeering has always been integral to elections, but this kind of messaging risks adding to the problem of voter disengagement.
Morrison warned against those who wanted to run scare campaigns as a result of the announcements, saying they would be taking Australians for mugs.
The overhaul of the program comes after pressure from various quarters including conservative Liberals for immigration to be lowered, and the government talking up the need for 'congestion busting'.
It is becoming harder to argue that neoliberal market solutions, from tax cuts to deregulation, will necessarily benefit and protect ordinary voters.
Whether they form the next government or not, the Liberals need to reconsider their reliance on neoliberal economics, which may no longer be serving the party – or the country.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan talk about the week in politics.
Bishop told parliament she believed the Coalition would win the election.
The exit of Bishop underlines the Liberals' “woman problem”.
It comes after the decision by cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer to leave at the election.
Independent candidate for Warringah Zali Steggall poses for a photograph during a press conference in Sydney.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in Australian politics.
Josh Frydenberg holds his seat by a high margin, but has a determined challenger.
The former head of the government's Clean
Energy Finance Corporation is expected to run against Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the heartland Liberal seat of Kooyong.
Kelly O'Dwyer last week announced she would not be re-contesting her seat of Higgins at the 2019 elections.
The departure of Liberal women is a sign that they have always been outsiders within the party, and by world standards the gender imbalance is stark and woefully out of touch.
Kelly O'Dwyer faced opposition as she attempted to advance the interests of women within the Liberal Party.
The Prime Minister's reaction to Kelly O'Dwyer's decision says much about the Coalition's attitude to women.
If Julie Bishop also walked away, she would be making a rational decision.
The minister for women's decision to walk away is appalling timing, and the government's most popular woman might follow suit.
The final day of parliament was just like the other sitting days of 2018: chaotic.
In the final sitting week for the year, the encryption bill was finally passed, and the Liberal Party changed its rules to prevent sitting prime ministers being toppled.
Players from all over the world, including Australia’s star forward Thon Maker - originally from South Sudan - play in the National Basketball Association in the United States.
Star basketball players are suffering the fallout from a race scare campaign by politicians from the Liberal party over crimes committed by a small number of young people who came to Australia from South Sudan
Abbott strongly supported the proposal.
Morrison described the rule change as historic and the biggest in the
74 years of the party's history.
Kelly has had a special place on Sky, with so many appearances his.
colleagues joke he must have a sleeping bag there.
The right is strong within the
party. And with the Morrison government now dealing with a hung parliament, there has been a risk that a disendorsed Kelly could defect to the