Articles on Election 2019

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In Tuesday night’s budget we can expect a last ditch attempt to woo voters ahead of the election in May. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

It’s your money they’re spending in this election-eve budget. Here’s how we’re covering the story

It’s your money they’re spending in this election-eve budget. Here’s how we’re covering the story. The Conversation5.73 MB (download)
The Conversation's editors and experts are off to Canberra for budget lockup at parliament house next Tuesday. They'll have early access to what the government plans to do with our money this year.
Former Labor prime minister Paul Keating, the father of Australia’s compulsory superannuation system, with former prime minister Julia Gillard at Labor leader Bill Shorten’s campaign launch in 2016. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Frydenberg should call a no-holds-barred inquiry into superannuation, now, because Labor won’t

A full throated inquiry into superannuation and whether we need more could be the last best thing the Coalition does.
Though anticipated, Bishop’s departure is another blow for the. woman-poor Liberal party. Sam Mooy/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Bishop’s boots were made for walking

Bishop's claim she'd reconsidered her plans on the basis she believed the government will be re-elected doesn't wash. She was always expected to bail out – it was a matter of when she'd say so.
Bishop told parliament she believed the Coalition would win the election. Lukas Coch/AAP

Julie Bishop to quit parliament at the election

The exit of Bishop underlines the Liberals' “woman problem”. It comes after the decision by cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer to leave at the election.
The government in general remains in bad shape on multiple fronts, and. Scott Morrison often sounds desperate. Dave Hunt/AAP

Grattan on Friday: What Labor has to fear is the Big Scare

Though it is generally believed a minor miracle would be needed to rescue the Morrison government, the Coalition judges the best way to “save furniture” is to wave the fear flags.
The plan will be backed by the April 2 budget and other announcements. in coming months, Morrison says. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Morrison commits to 1.25 million new jobs over five years

In a major economic address in Brisbane on Tuesday, Morrison will point out that at the coming election only half of those of voting age will have been through a recession in their working lives.
The losers from Labor’s capital gains tax policy aren’t all where you would expect them to be, whatever you expect. Shutterstock

Stranger than fiction. Who Labor’s capital gains tax changes will really hurt

At times we are told Labor's capital gains tax policy will hit mainly high earners. At other times, low earners. The truth, uncovered by our microsimulation model, tells us something about ourselves.

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