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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.
The strength of support for the teal independents reveals a fracturing of support for the Liberal Party in its traditional strongholds.
From voting info to risqué quips, this election, online political ads are more pervasive than ever before.
Zali Steggall; Katherine Deves
There has been a great deal of debate about Scott Morrison’s ‘character’. Now, in the controversy over Liberal candidate Katherine Deves, we have seen the prime minister fail a significant character test.
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When they faced the media to deliver their opening campaign pitches on Sunday, the core messages of Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese were clear. One emphasised the risk of change, the other sold change as an opportunity
WIth Australia heading to the polls, this election is a contest between a desperate prime minister and an opposition leader who sometimes looks as though he has been promoted beyond his capability.
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Australians brace themselves for a six-week campaign, with the Coalition starting behind Labor in the polls - but with much that can happen during the campaign.
There are many factors at play including outdated preselection processes at local levels and a lack of targeted efforts by major parties beyond tokenism.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Sean Kelly and Anne Tiernan on election year
Michelle Grattan speaks with Sean Kelly and Anne Tieran about where the political battle stands as we look to the 2022 federal election
The overwhelming impression the Morrison government has projected this week is one of chaos. There has been one encouraging sign as a new generation of Liberal moderates belatedly raise their voices.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Liberal Dave Sharma on 2030 target
Liberal backbencher Dave Sharma, a former diplomat, discusses climate policy, the religious discrimination legislation, a national integrity commission, voter ID, China, and the Liberal party.
Scott Morrison has had his integrity questioned in a recent interview with 3AW’s Neil Mitchell when he was asked whether he had “ever told a lie in public life?”
The emotions we attribute to party leaders on the basis of partisan affiliation may no longer hold sway in this federal election.
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The emotions we attach to political affiliation are shifting during this federal election. The vote may turn out to be a master class in how a party can capture the political mood and use it to its benefit.
Climate activists protest outside of the first French leaders’ debate in Montréal, Que. on Sept. 2, 2021.
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Climate change is a hot-button issue in the upcoming federal election, and each party has a different plan to address the issue.
Facebook has found it challenging to address misinformation on its platform.
Facebook’s public attempts to combat misinformation in advance of the upcoming election are ineffective and serve to improve the company’s image.
Words associated with madness and emotion are used against women to discredit them and undermine their authority.
Barnaby Joyce is back as Nationals leader, three years since his reluctant resignation.
For so long the ‘coming man’ of Australian political life, Peacock’s many natural gifts always seemed better used beyond politics than within it.
Among modern Liberals it’s patently heresy to ask how rushing to green light 11 proposed coal mines in the Hunter Valley helps the struggling coal industry.