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Andrew Hastie retained the federal seat of Canning for the government at a byelection on the weekend. AAP/Richard Wainwright

The wash-up from the Canning byelection

What did we learn from the Canning byelection campaign? What are the result’s implications for both the new Turnbull government and the Labor opposition?
Andrew Hastie holding a press conference at a polling station on election day. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Mid-range swing a good result for Turnbull in Canning

The Liberals’ dumping of Tony Abbott in favour of Malcolm Turnbull appears to have helped contain the swing to give the government an easy win in the Canning byelection. A contest that started as politically…
The Liberal Party created a narrative for candidate Andrew Hastie that helped reduce the role of national politics in the byelection. AAP/Rebecca Le May

Countdown to Canning byelection: interview with Poll Bludger William Bowe

Political analyst Natalie Mast speaks with “The Poll Bludger” William Bowe about what Monday’s leadership spill will mean for Saturday’s Canning byelection.
Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie has campaigned strongly on local issues. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Speaking with: the Poll Bludger William Bowe on the Canning byelection

Natalie Mast spoke with William Bowe about what the leadership spill means for the Canning byelection, which looms as a test of both new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

Narrow Liberal win likely in Canning

The Canning by-election will be held next Saturday 19 September. Two polls have been released this week. A Galaxy robopoll of 557 respondents, conducted last Thursday night, gives the Liberals a 52-48…
Tony Abbott’s central conundrum is Treasurer Joe Hockey, who hasn’t successfully sold the economic and budgetary messages. Sam Mooy/AAP

Canning voters mightn’t like him, but Abbott’s heading back there anyway

Tony Abbott will be back in Canning this weekend for his third visit. Far from Labor claims that he would distance himself from the byelection, he is putting himself on the line. That’s despite the fact…

Polls show some movement to Labor

The last two weeks have been marked by the Border Force fiasco in Melbourne, Dyson Heydon’s decision to continue as Trade Union Royal Commissioner, a weak economic growth report, and a continuing refugee…
Andrew Hastie addresses Liberal volunteers while Tony Abbott looks on. Matt Dawson

Abbott on the nose in Canning but Liberals a nose in front

Julie Bishop, deputy Liberal leader and the most senior minister from Western Australia, has a special interest in the tough Canning byelection contest. Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie, a former SAS officer…
The campaigning is building up for the byelection in Canning on September 19. Rebecca Le May/AAP

Politics podcast: Canning byelection special

Michelle Grattan speaks with Labor candidate Matt Keogh, deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, Greens leader Richard Di Natale and Greens candidate Vanessa Rauland.
Andrew Hastie (left) is hoping to retain the Western Australian seat of Canning for the Liberal Party. AAP/Sarah Motherwell

The lowdown on the Canning byelection

Two-and-a-half weeks out from polling day, Natalie Mast sat down with elections expert William Bowe to discuss the 12 candidates, the major parties’ campaigns, and key issues in Canning.

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