If Labor had won on Saturday, Bill Shorten would have been the least popular party leader ever elected prime minister, according to election data.
Election data suggests the Coalition's victory wasn't so surprising after all – long-term trends pointed toward a Labor loss, given the various factors in play in this election.
Visualisation of election-related Twitter activity on QUT’s Sphere display.
Analysis of tweets from the election campaign reveal two key trends: independents are organising, and embattled Liberal candidates are having to take the fight to their rivals.
Most independents’ policies fall somewhere between Labor and Liberal.
Despite criticism of running a radical left agenda, new research shows most independents' views are somewhere between the major parties.
Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, and Fraser Anning’s new Conservative National Party will compete for the conservative vote.
Voter dissatisfaction with the major parties means minor party preferences are likely to play a critical role in many seats, making the election outcome hard to predict.
The Nationals, led by Michael McCormack, are facing significant challenges in several seats.
Water management, declining standard of living and regional Australians feeling neglected have all been cited as reasons for the Nationals being on the nose electorally.
Dolly the elephant and Dottie the donkey.
AP Photo/Bob Schutz
The true number of people who do not favor either of the two major political parties in the US has actually remained stable in recent years.
Mexico’s new app makes it a snap for political independents to collect voter signatures — unless, of course, their supporters don’t have smartphones or live in rural areas without reliable internet.
Almost 50 independents want to run for president of Mexico in 2018. But only a handful will likely make the ballot, in part due to the glitchy election app voters must use to show their support.
Bill Shorten has spent the last two-and-a-half years trying to shed memories of the dysfunction of the Rudd-Gillard years.
Talk of a Labor-Green coalition brings with it images of Julia Gillard and Bob Brown signing the agreement that helped usher in her minority government.
Bernie Sanders supporters line up in California.
The RNC and DNC are indifferent to young voters -- and the young voters are returning the favor.
Rod Webber before a Marco Rubio rally in Exeter, New Hampshire.
NH’s election laws allow people to vote in the primaries even if they are not registered with one of the parties. How pivotal are these unenrolled voters? We look beyond the exit polls for answers.
What is life like inside the office of MPs who hold the balance of power, such as retiring independents Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor?
With the end of each parliament there inevitably comes a series of announcements that particular parliamentarians will not be contesting the next election. Usually, these decisions are justified by the…
Crossbenchers Tony Windsor and Rob Oakleshott arrive at a press conference on asylum seekers.
It is fair to say that, in the eyes of the Australian public at least, the view of our politicians is currently at a very low ebb. The tone of the Australian Parliament is at its most toxic for a generation…