Parties strive for gender equality in preselecting candidates. But if they select more women than men in marginal seats, this isn’t true equality — it’s ticking a box.
With polls showing Scott Morrison in a trough, Labor has become more optimistic about its election prospects and Anthony Albanese is ditching any baggage in pursuit of a win.
In this week’s Newspoll, Morrison scored his lowest net approval since the COVID crisis started last year. Anthony Albanese also clocked a record low.
Labor’s primary vote tanked on the weekend, buoying Scott Morrison’s hopes of a strong Coalition victory at the next federal election.
New research examines how recent federal elections would have been affected if optional preferential voting had been used. The results were not favourable to Labor.
After a string of disasters and scandals surrounding the Morrison government, Labor now has a chance to do what it has rarely done in modern Australian history: take government.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s strong ratings in the Newspoll and Essential poll suggest the slow vaccine rollout and anger among women might not be hurting the government yet.
Ahead of the state election on March 13, WA’s premier is enjoying a huge poll lead. He is so popular, a voter even got a tattoo of McGowan’s face.
There is good news and bad news for Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the first Newspoll for 2021.
A good political donation disclosure system would close the loopholes that allow major donors to hide, while protecting the privacy of small donors.
Fitzgibbon’s right-wing parliamentary colleagues seemed to accept his public undermining of Mark Butler. It will be interesting to see if they permit the same treatment of Bowen.
Two-thirds of respondents in the last poll of the year said they were satisfied with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s performance, a reflection of his handling of COVID-19.
Queensland’s result reinforces the theory that pandemic conditions favour incumbents. It also deals a blow for One Nation and Clive Palmer.
Queenslanders head to the polls tomorrow. The Palaszczuk Labor government has vocally backed the resources industry – but our research suggests the issue will not decide the election result.
Newspoll showed most people approved of the Coalition’s budget, with 42% saying it would be good for the economy and 49% saying Labor wouldn’t have delivered a better alternative.
Labor’s proposed childcare measure would result in thousands of dollars saved per year. And it will make it affordable for parents who want to work more while accessing childcare.
As Labor’s Annastacia Palaszczuk and the LNP’s Deb Frecklington vie for Queenslanders’ votes, leadership, COVID and economic recovery are set to dominate debate.
When professional athletes refuse to play, they engage in activism that can’t be co-opted by team owners and corporate sponsors.
The chief minister has described the BRI as a ‘win-win’ for Australia and China. But in the lead-up to this weekend’s election, the major parties have been cautious about how they talk about China.
For many people, the standard weekend is Saturday and Sunday. That’s not true for Muslims in some Islamic nations.