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.
It is not just Joyce’s past behaviour that is a problem - it is the chronic under-representation of women in parliament. And this may come back to bite the Coalition.
Barnaby Joyce is back as Nationals leader, three years since his reluctant resignation.
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.
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.
Kelly said of his decision, ‘If I’m to speak out and to use my voice the best I can, this is the best decision for myself and for the people that I represent.’
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.
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.
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.
The NSW coalition remains intact, but no one can miss the crack that has been repaired by superglue.
Labor had its best results in the Newspoll since late April, perhaps reflecting how people view Morrison’s handling of the aged care-coronavirus debacle.
Nearly two-thirds of people (61%) were satisfied with Scott Morrison’s performance as prime minister, up a massive 20 points from the last Newspoll.
Sanders has cemented his status as front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of Super Tuesday, even with Michael Bloomberg’s entrance to the race.
The Nationals would do well to remember they have been able to wield considerable influence in Australian politics, thanks in large part to stable leadership maintaining harmony in the Coalition.
The damaging longer-term risk for Prime Minister Scott Morrison is that some people have re-thought their view of him over the sports grants saga and his missteps in handling the bushfires.
There is an obvious point upon which the LNP, Labor and Greens might agree to move policy forward: the national ‘cap and trade’ emissions trading system proposed by John Howard in 2007.
A crisis of this scale requires a willingness to listen to the best sources of advice and generate bipartisan consensus. But Morrison has struggled to put the national interest above party politics.