The opposition leader is straddling a middle ground: he is not disliked as his predecessor was, but voters also do not have a clear sense of who he is and what he offers.
Elections are often close in Australia. Landslides are rare. Labor and the Greens would be very unwise to assume they already know the outcome of the next one.
Young people were blamed for a low voter turnout in 2019. But it’s hasty to conclude they don’t care about democracy.
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.
A senate hearing has produced yet more damning evidence about the ‘car park rorts’ affair.
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.
We were supposed to have a ‘climate election’ in 2019. New research looked at attitudes to climate change in Australia, and may explain why that didn’t pan out.
Queensland was a smoking ruin for federal Labor in 2019. As we head towards a possible election later this year, the sunshine state presents a big challenge — and opportunity — for Anthony Albanese.
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.
Labor relies overwhelmingly on reason and facts to carry the day, making it easy pickings for right-wingers who understand the primacy of emotion and exploit it to the hilt.
The release of political donations data reveals the impact of wealthy individuals in the 2019 federal election campaign, as well as the importance of a sizeable war chest to claim power.
Grattan and Martin on the year that was, in politics and economics.
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Michelle Grattan sits down with The Conversation's economic editor Peter Martin for a chat about the year that was, and to answer readers' questions.
A new study reveals that politicians are only too happy to use the term ‘fake news’ against the media – to the great detriment of journalism and public debate.
Jim Chalmers on the need to change economic course.
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In this podcast, Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers argues the government can have both a more stimulatory policy and a surplus going forward.
Former national president of the ALP Mark Butler called for a root and branch overhaul of policy on Monday, in sharp contrast with the current ALP president, Wayne Swan.
The wide-ranging review will look at everything from Labor’s general campaign strategy to its preference negotiations, candidate selection and gender diversity.
According to election results, areas with low levels of tertiary education swung strongly to the Coalition in NSW and Queensland, helping propel Scott Morrison to victory.
From Bill Shorten to Kristina Keneally, our experts break down Labor’s new shadow ministry – who’s in, who’s been promoted, and who faces the greatest challenges in their new roles
After this election, the major parties will review their campaign strategies. It’s time the media did the same and found ways to improve their coverage for future campaigns.