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Two regional seats that straddle the NSW/Victorian border, Eden-Monaro and Gippsland, are geographically close. But these seats repeatedly return very different election results.
The issues before us are too difficult, too important and too pressing to abandon them to political point-scoring or ideological zealotry.
Humour is now part of the modern election campaign. Facebook and TikTok have become joke battlegrounds.
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.
Keir Starmer, Anthony Albanese and Jacinda Ardern.
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Anxious not to be easy targets for their pro-business opponents, labour parties everywhere now run on a ‘thin ideological platform’. Anthony Albanese’s ALP is no exception.
If Labor could harness the uni-educated urban vote in Australia the way the Liberals have in Canada, they would more easily win federal elections.
Whether the late senator’s treatment was unfairly harsh or part of the tough business of politics depends on who you ask – and in public life, the line between the two can be very fine indeed.
Anthony Albanese will declare he would govern on the Hawke model of consensus, in a Wednesday economic speech that also directs a strong pitch to business.
Word from The Hill: Australian politics in an uncertain world
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
Labor wants to run the Kurri Kurri gas power station on green hydrogen. But the figures don’t stack up.
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The opposition leader is straddling a middle ground: he is not disliked as his predecessor was, but voters also do not have a clear sense of who he is and what he offers.
Keneally’s pushing aside of young lawyer, Tu Le, in the elecorate for Fowler has caused outrage in some Labor circles.
On the relatively rare occasions Labor has won victory from opposition, it has done so with a strong reform agenda. So far, Albanese is taking a big – and risky – departure from that.
Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers on promoting vaccine uptake and a ‘modest spending program’
Michelle Grattan discusses the next election with shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers.
The opposition has urged the government to provide a $300 incentive payment to everyone who is fully vaccinated by December 1, to accelerate the rollout.
Mark Butler on the vaccine rollout and democracy in the Labor Party.
Michelle Grattan discusses the vaccine rollout, aged sector, and internal Labor politics with shadow minister Mark Butler
Rebel federal backbencher Joel Fitzgibbon says Labor should scrap the rank and file’s role in electing the leader, returning all the power to the caucus.
Labor’s primary vote tanked on the weekend, buoying Scott Morrison’s hopes of a strong Coalition victory at the next federal election.
A Labor government would provide support for aspiring young entrepreneurs to spend a business-focused year working with a university or private sector incubator to develop their startup enterprise or idea.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.