The gradual changes in voting behaviour represent an existential crisis for the Liberals going forward.
The success of independents at the Australian election is a sign the political culture has shifted in Canberra, with potential benefits for expat New Zealanders and trans-Tasman relations in general.
Scandals and a misguided war on woke have cost Australia’s conservatives their voter base, opening the path for Labor.
In the final episode of our election podcast, our regular panellists are joined by two expert guests to discuss what the election outcome could mean for domestic and foreign policy.
Below the Line Episode 12.
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In this episode of Below the Line, we dissect the election result and how the media's "presidential–ised" coverage looks in light of it.
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.
Inflation, a slowdown in China and recessions in the US and elsewhere are big risks. Labor’s mandate is limited. It needs to build the case for an expanded one now.
Prime Minister Albanese’s victory speech commitment to the Uluru Statement brings new possibilities for First Nations peoples’ Voice to Parliament.
The media too often reports the issues politicians raise as though they mirror those that voters care about. So this election, we asked for your agenda – and 10,000 of you answered.
Below the Line Episode 11.
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In the final episode of our election podcast before polling day, our expert panel interview a Facebook official on the online campaign, and discuss Morrison's mea culpa and last-minute housing policy.
Below the Line Episode 10.
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In this episode of our election podcast, our expert panel discuss the last leaders' debate, the latest polls and what might the future of the unsuccessful major party might look like.
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.
Below the Line Episode 9.
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In the latest episode of our election podcast, our expert panel discuss the leaders debate and which issues aren't being discussed on the campaign trail.
Below the Line Episode 8.
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In this episode of our election podcast, our expert panel dissect the interest rate rise, political ad spending and the impact of early voting – which opens on Monday May 9.
The social media strategies of many parties and candidates aim to bypass mainstream media to speak directly to voters, but they are often not as sophisticated as is assumed.
Anxious not to be easy targets for their pro-business opponents, labour parties everywhere now run on a ‘thin ideological platform’. Anthony Albanese’s ALP is no exception.
Medicare has been mentioned a lot this election campaign. But what have the major parties actually promised? Five experts grade their policies.
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.
Health-care costs are continuing to rise faster than wages, so many Australian families are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up.
Below the Line Episode 6.
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In this episode of our election podcast Below the Line, our expert panel speak to former independent MP Cathy McGowan about the independent candidates seeking office.