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Every state and territory is different: how did they vote in Election 2013? Image from shutterstock.com

State of the states post-election: experts respond

The Conversation asked Australia’s leading experts to profile the eight states and territories in the lead up to the election. With the result decided (albeit some details still to be ironed out), we look…
Over there - what are the key states and seats that will decide the election? Here’s our handy guide. AAP/Lyndon Mechielsen

Election 2013 states and seats: the full package

From the moment prime minister Kevin Rudd called the election on August 4, The Conversation has kept you up-to-date and informed with the best political analysis from Australia’s sharpest academic minds…
Almost two-thirds (61%) of Sydney residents have at least one parent who was born overseas. Image from shutterstock.com

State of the states: New South Wales

STATE OF THE STATES: a snapshot of the key issues affecting each state and territory in the lead-up to Saturday’s election. Sydney is Australia’s most multicultural city. Almost two-thirds of residents…
Queensland has a disproportionate number of marginal seats, making it a key battleground. Image from shutterstock.com

State of the states: Queensland

STATE OF THE STATES: a snapshot of the key issues affecting each state and territory in the lead up to Saturday’s election. With more marginal seats than any state other than New South Wales - and easily…
The ACT is the least politically represented jurisdiction in Australia. Image from shutterstock.com

State of the states: Australian Capital Territory

STATE OF THE STATES: a snapshot of the key issues affecting each state and territory in the lead up to Saturday’s election. The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is generally regarded as a Labor stronghold…
South Australia voters could be about to repeat the 1990s banishment of federal Labor MPs. Image from shutterstock.com

State of the states: South Australia

STATE OF THE STATES: a snapshot of the key issues affecting each state and territory in the lead up to Saturday’s election. With just days to polling and deepening voter scepticism towards Kevin Rudd and…
In terms of a two-party contest, Victoria has just three ultra-marginal seats. Image from shutterstock.com

State of the states: Victoria

STATE OF THE STATES: a snapshot of the key issues affecting each state and territory in the lead up to Saturday’s election. With a total of 37 seats, the state of Victoria should figure as a major battleground…
Due to its small population, WA has only 15 federal electorates, or 11% of the total. Twodogz photography

State of the states: Western Australia

STATE OF THE STATES: a snapshot of the key issues affecting each state and territory in the lead up to Saturday’s election. During Tony Abbott’s recent campaign visit to Western Australia, the state’s…
Australians see the NT as a place of red sand, Uluru and Aborigines but this is an incomplete picture. Image from shutterstock.com

State of the states: Northern Territory

STATE OF THE STATES: a snapshot of the key issues affecting each state and territory in the lead up to Saturday’s election. The Northern Territory is, in effect, a self-governing territory of the Commonwealth…
An overlapping dissatisfaction with minority governments in Canberra and Tasmania could see Labor lose its four seats. Charles Haynes

State of the states: Tasmania

STATE OF THE STATES: a snapshot of the key issues affecting each state and territory in the lead up to Saturday’s election. Leading up to the September 7 federal election, one of the multiple three-word…

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