Imagine the impression sent abroad if voters defeated a proposal for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander body to advise the federal parliament and government
The seat is on a 2.8% margin, after a large swing of more than 7% against the discredited Tudge in 2022
Now, as he grapples with the issue of the Voice, Dutton has to make a judgement about the symbolic significance of this latest test he faces.
The partnership between the Liberal and National parties has a long and at times chequered history – but it has also had tremendous success in winning and holding government.
Like Labor’s recent post-mortem, the Liberal analysis also points to the key importance of voters’ negative perceptions of Scott Morrison in his government’s election loss.
In this podcast, Michelle chats with the prime minister, Anthony Albanese, and leader of the opposition, Peter Dutton.
Archer was the only Liberal to vote for the motion. But Karen Andrews, who has previously said Morrison should quit parliament, abstained. Morrison was Andrews’ secret co-partner in home affairs.
It is hard to say how big an influence the Nationals’ stance may have – but history shows us the Yes case in referendums is easily defeated.
Michelle & Niki Savva.
"He's a very secretive character. He's distrustful. He's a control freak. He's a bully. He's stubborn. He doesn't listen to anyone"
Vic election 2022 podcast.
Andrews is seeking a third term. However many voters are disillusioned with the major parties and the election will be a test for a clutch of teal and other independents
With Australians shocked by hackers starting to post Medibank data on the dark web, in this podcast Andrews calls on the health insurer to provide more information
Oppositions have two key jobs: to hold the government to account and prepare to take office themselves. At the moment, Liberal oppositions are failing on both counts.
A recent NSW Resolve poll gave Labor 43% of the primary vote, and the Coalition just 30%, though the major party leaders were tied for preferred premier.
Morrison’s religion and his government’s disastrous attempt to legislate a religious discrimination bill stirred up renewed public debate about the relationship between religion and politics.
His approval ratings are in the basement, but the opposition leader’s first priority must be holding the Coalition together.
The former prime minister’s latest book calls on his party to be both liberal and conservative in order to survive.
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?
How does democracy cope with a huge imbalance in parliament?
History shows that opposition leaders elected after an election job struggle to hang onto their jobs. Will this time be different?
One of the biggest barriers to gender equality the Liberals face is an entrenched belief the economic market is gender-blind and can be relied on to improve equality.