Like Albanese, Plibersek is pragmatic, but probably hasn’t moved quite so far to the centre as he has. If she were running things, would this Labor government have a more radical tinge?
A new book examines the systemic, situational and attitudinal factors that led to the dramatic political realignment of the 2022 federal election.
Despite the government’s unpopularity, Labor’s primary vote fell to its lowest level since 1934.
There’s been very little media or political discussion of what Australia should be aiming for in 2035. This is baffling.
While membership of the major political parties has plummeted, footy club membership has soared. So what can the major parties learn from footy clubs about how to grow community support?
If the Liberals continue to struggle in cities, WA is likely to be more difficult than it may first appear for the Liberals to win back.
Australia needs an honest reckoning with the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long hold over Australian politics. Without that, we cannot shift to a principled stand against ceaseless expansion.
After holding the shadow portfolios, it is expected Tony Burke will be sworn in as minister for the arts and minister for industrial relations.
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Doing as little as possible on climate change was a seemingly safe political strategy until recently. As of Saturday night, it’s a recipe for political disaster.
Prime Minister Albanese’s victory speech commitment to the Uluru Statement brings new possibilities for First Nations peoples’ Voice to Parliament.
Labor needs substantially more than 50% of the two-party preferred vote – 51.8% according to the pendulum – to win the majority of seats, 76. This equates to a swing of 3.3 percentage points.
How might Gunner’s resignation affect the federal seat of Lingiari?
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Managing the transition to a net-zero emissions economy must be a priority task for the next government. Our strategic and economic success depends on it.
The Greens and Labor have a mixed record of working together, but can learn from past experience.
Below the Line Episode 7.
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In this episode of our election podcast Below the Line, our expert panel speak to a Chinese media expert about how the Chinese-Australian community is being courted in the campaign.
Below the Line Episode 4.
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In the fourth episode of our new election podcast, our panel discuss Anthony Albanese's visit to BluesFest, a Liberal's controversial comments on trans issues and whether anyone watches live debates.
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