Premier Mark McGowan (left) with Anthony Albanese at Labor’s federal campaign launch in Perth last month.
How does democracy cope with a huge imbalance in parliament?
History shows that opposition leaders elected after an election job struggle to hang onto their jobs. Will this time be different?
One of the biggest barriers to gender equality the Liberals face is an entrenched belief the economic market is gender-blind and can be relied on to improve equality.
Joyce’s deputy David Littleproud and backbencher Darren Chester have both announced they will run for the leadership of the Nationals.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Emma La Rouche from the University of Canberra’s Media and Communications team
Peter Dutton has declared there is more to him than his tough side, as he formally announces he will stand for the Liberal leadership.
In 2022, the ‘Greenslide’ took seats from major parties. Here’s how they did it.
Menzies’ party has been delivered a massive blow - complete with loud messages - from its traditional base. The question now is whether it will listen.
Labor holds the majority of Western Australia’s lower house seats for the first time since 1990.
The rout of Scott Morrison goes beyond the defeat of his government. It has left behind a Liberal party that is now a flightless bird.
Once referred to as its ‘jewel in the crown’, Victoria has turned its back on the Liberal Party, taking with it some of its key MPs.
After a long and tedious campaign, leaders fight over the remaining undecided voters.
But are the major parties really focusing on the right issues?
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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.