If the Liberals continue to struggle in cities, WA is likely to be more difficult than it may first appear for the Liberals to win back.
Renewed interest in nuclear energy will go nowhere unless we talk about carbon pricing. As energy minister Chris Bowen points out, nuclear is extremely expensive.
With just three more seats to be finalised in the House of Representatives, Labor will be hoping to pick up at least one of those to obtain a majority. Meanwhile, the Senate is looking promising too.
Winning the election might be the easy part for Labor compared to weaning Australia off fossil fuel exports. But it must be done.
But are the major parties really focusing on the right issues?
The positive nexus between Morrison’s economic agenda and his masculine leadership image in 2019 may have now turned negative. This reinforces Labor narratives that he’s uncaring and a poor performer.
Humour is now part of the modern election campaign. Facebook and TikTok have become joke battlegrounds.
Labor needs substantially more than 50% of the two-party preferred vote – 51.8% according to the pendulum – to win the majority of seats, 76. This equates to a swing of 3.3 percentage points.
Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time – so what have the Coalition and the Labor party actually promised? Five experts grade different aspects of their climate policies.
The Coalition’s climate policy is consistent with a very dangerous 3℃ of global warming. But one party is comfortably consistent with keeping warming at safe levels.
This year there is a half-Senate election, and it could radically change the make-up of the upper house.
As we head into the pointy end of the election campaign, some are performing better than others: we assess the field so far.
Concerns about misinformation spreading among Chinese communities are once again prominent, as they were during the 2019 election campaign.
While the Liberal and Labor parties each face several nail-biting contests, the Nationals have have fewer immediate concerns ahead of May 21.
Our experts rated the Coalition’s model as either very unsatisfactory or a fail. Most agreed Labor’s proposed model is much better, but said a lot more detail is needed.
The Pacific will remain a priority, no matter which party wins the election. But there could be subtle differences in tone and priorities.
The findings indicates natural disasters such as the current floods in southeastern Australia can influence election results.
With the Coalition leaning hard on its perceived strengths on national security, Labor’s only option is to emphasise bipartisanship.
The end of the controversial indexation freeze and retention of the news gathering program do not make up for the massive cuts already inflicted on the national broadcasters.
Australia has plummeted in Transparency International’s corruption perception index over the past decade. It’s time our leaders commit to real reform.