The federal Opposition have retained the Gold Coast seat of Fadden with a two-party swing of about 2%.
Delivering the Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration in Adelaide the Prime Minister will say the coming referendum, to be held later this year, “can be a moment of Australian unity”.
The Labor Party will hold its national conference in Brisbane. Coincidentally, the venue is in the electorate of Griffith, which Labor lost to the Greens in 2022
After a special party meeting to decide the Liberals’ position, Dutton accused Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of “dividing the country”.
there are no obvious foundation stones for this mammoth task.
Alan Tudge in Question Time.
The unexpected contest will be a major test for opposition leader Peter Dutton, who is particularly unpopular in Victoria.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Associate Professor of journalism Dr. Caroline Fisher talk about this week in politics.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics
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.