Age and education levels were the most important demographic variables in the Coalition’s loss of support between the 2019 and 2022 elections, according to an Australian National University analysis
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Trent Zimmerman has no regrets on Religious Discrimination rebellion
Michelle Grattan speaks with Trent Zimmerman, one of the five Liberal moderates who crossed the floor to vote to amend the religious discrimination package to protect trans children
Those on the Christian right in Australia once wielded considerable clout, but they are no longer in a position to bring the majority of Australians in line with their views.
Recent elections in Australia, the US and the UK have seen left-leaning parties lose votes among non-university educated whites. One way to win them back might be to disassociate from ‘elite’ opinion.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
Labor has hit the front in Newspoll, with a 52-48% two-party lead.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Patrica Sparrow on the Royal Commission into Aged Care.
Michelle Grattan discusses the findings of the royal commission into aged care with ACSA CEO Patricia Sparrow.
Scott Morrison has said the cabinet minister accused of historical rape denies the allegation “categorically”.
Following the airing of an historical claim made by a woman that she was allegedly raped by a man who is presently a member of the federal cabinet, Scott Morrison has been called upon to set up an inquiry.
With Craig Kelly’s jump to the crossbench, the government has an uncomfortable majority.
Kelly said of his decision, ‘If I’m to speak out and to use my voice the best I can, this is the best decision for myself and for the people that I represent.’
Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins has accused Scott Morrison of “victim-blaming rhetoric”, as the PM sought to explain why his own staffer failed to tell him Higgins alleged she had been raped.
Craig Kelly has had his neck saved by two prime ministers: Malcolm Turnbull before the 2016 election and Scott Morrison prior to the last one. It’s unlikely anyone will step in for him a third time.
Scott Morrison has taken a very small step towards endorsing a target of net zero emissions by 2050.
two views on increasing the super contribution.
Michelle Grattan talks with Brendan Coates and Greg Combet about the plans to increase the compulsory superannuation contribution.
Overnight, Christian Porter had been reduced from high-flying attorney-general to a man forced to publicly confront a nightmare episode of “This is Your Life” delivered by Monday’s Four Corners.
Women have been disproportionately disadvantaged in this pandemic – and the only way to fix that is to bring more more women, especially Coalition women, into parliament.
Can Annastacia Palaszczuk win another term as Queensland premier?
With a state election due in October, both Labor and the LNP in Queensland are on shaky ground.
The study would “identify viable locations for firm generation including coal, gas, pumped hydro, and biomass opportunities, including Collinsville and Gladstone.”
Twelve projects have been ticked under the Underwriting New Generation Investment program, although there will be no contracts before the election.
The most notable – and underestimated – aspect of the vote count in Longman was the fall in support for the Coalition.
There were lessens for both major parties in Longman- more worrying for the Coalition than Labor. It showed voter volatility and disenchantment, and that One Nation remains a powerful force.