With the next federal election possible as soon as August 2021, the need for reform of polling standards in Australia is urgent.
Despite Morrison saying how much he respected the “professionalism”, “expertise” and “skills” of the public service, his remarks won’t be lost on federal bureaucrats.
University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan on the big issues which have shaped political discourse.
The Australian Election Study, done after every federal election, has found voter trust at rock bottom levels.
Geoff Crisp and Michelle Grattan discuss the government’s measures to help those hit by the drought, the ALP’s election post-mortem release and Labor’s recasting of its policies.
Identifying Labor’s shortcomings at the 2019 federal election is the easy part. Much harder is actually doing something about it for next time.
The long-awaited review has pinpointed key flaw’s in Labor’s strategy leading up to the 2019 federal election, including a cluttered policy agenda and an unpopular leader.
Queensland still mystifies too many politicians but its needs are surprisingly simple.
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Two Queensland-based experts discuss what so many politicians and pundits get wrong about the Sunshine State – and what its citizens are crying out for.
A recent report on crime statistics leaves out transgender and nonbinary folk. A security and surveillance expert says this invisibility is harmful. Without stats, we cannot counter violence.
An analysis of pre-polling figures shows a surge in early voting, particularly in regional areas. But questions remain about how it affects the relationship between voters and parties.
Winning the case will be difficult, because it’s not enough to show the posters were misleading – the petitioners will need to show it affected the outcome in the seat.
The current political climate influenced by white evangelicals in the United States has emboldened similar religious groups in Canada ahead of our own federal election.
Paul Oosting responds to GetUp’s critics.
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GetUp's national director Paul Oosting joins Michelle Grattan to respond to critics who accuse the organisation of "creating an environment...[of] abuse, harassment, intimidation".
Notionally, Labor will need a 0.6% swing to win the next election. But the details make it much more complicated - and difficult.
People on the minimum wage can afford only 2% of private rentals and only 1% if on the pension. Affordable housing requirements are often mandatory overseas, but Victoria is relying on negotiation.
While there has been talk of a “religious vote” or an “ethnic vote” holding sway at this election, particularly in Sydney’s western suburbs, new research does not bear that out.
After strong results in the 2019 election, the Coalition is likely to have 35 of the 76 seats when the Senate next sits.
Scott Morrison’s new ministry includes a few new faces and several new roles for familiar cabinet members. Our experts take a closer look at each portfolio.
As Labor goes through the painful process of examining what went wrong at this year’s election and how it might win the next, there are 10 key lessons to be learnt.
In an interview with The Conversation, Frydenberg refused to be drawn on what the government would do if unable to get the whole bill through.