All the polls suggested the Keating government would be finished at the 1993 election – until Opposition Leader John Hewson launched a 650-page policy document called “Fightback!”.
In 1960, Harold Holt, the then-treasurer, urged the government to abolish import restrictions, resulting in a minor recession. This nearly swung the election in the ALP’s favour.
Only twice have Australian electors chosen to vote out a sitting prime minister. Both times, industrial relations was the key. What can we learn from that?
Bill Shorten’s announcement of a funding boost for child care is central to Labor’s campaign on cost of living.
So far immigration has not had a prominent place in the campaign, but Scott Morrison will try to change that on Sunday.
There have historically been few key points of difference on foreign policy during elections. Despite daunting challenges on the global stage, this year’s election campaign looks to be much the same.
According to a new survey, nearly a third of Australians believe the Coalition shows no ‘leadership for the public good’. Labor fared little better.
Neither party got a bump from the official start of the federal election campaign, with Labor retaining its 52-48 advantage in the latest Newspoll.
Delivering his post-budget address, Bowen will point to an analysis released by KPMG estimating that by the end of the forward estimates Labor’s tax-to-GDP ratio would be just over 24%.
Both the Liberals and Labor complain about government advertising when they’re in the opposition. So why hasn’t anyone tried to better regulate the system?
The opposition aims to put Medicare at the forefront of its campaigning, as it did in 2016. But there is a notable difference.
The debate about tax cuts has morphed into a debate about annual lump sum payments, and for many Australians, Labor is offering more.
The current community support program that allows Australians to sponsor a refugee’s resettlement is flawed. It exploits the goodwill of the community while shifting costs away from the government.
While some alarmists predict AI will decimate the workforce, the truth is concerted action by leaders in labor, business, government and education can ensure workers aren’t replaced by robots.
Estimates of modern slavery vary widely, whether they try to pin down numbers in the U.S., across the globe or just in certain industries.
With a federal election looming, we can expect a lot of tried and true tactics from our politicians as they desperately try to win our votes.
In the lead up to next week’s ALP national conference, which Shorten
needs to run smoothly, the government has been trying to exploit what
it sees as a Labor weak point – border protection.
Speaking to The Conversation, Albanese wouldn't comment on Bill Shorten's unpopularity with voters, arguing instead that it's a matter of whether the Labor team is “seen as worthy of election".
Striking 20th-century garment workers wore their best dresses and hats to send a message that they had the right to be taken seriously and have their voices heard.
Federal Labor has promised to give rebates of up to $2,000 to 100,000 households to install batteries to store power from solar panels. Is this good energy policy, or just middle-class welfare?