Australia has its own populist tradition. Unlike the US, it is about protecting Australians from the outside world, not asserting their liberties.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
Queensland's result reinforces the theory that pandemic conditions favour incumbents. It also deals a blow for One Nation and Clive Palmer.
As Queensland heads to to the polls, hundreds of voters have received unsolicited text messages from Clive Palmer urging them to vote against Labor. And that's just the tip of the electioneering iceberg.
Thanks to COVID-19, state governments matter now, in ways they haven't for decades.
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Week two of the Queensland election campaign has been rocked by integrity concerns.
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There's a lot more to Queensland than jokes about Meter Maids and faded curtains. The October 31 election will have a bearing on the whole country.
Jim Chalmers on tax cuts, inequality, and the Queensland election.
Michelle Grattan sits down to talk with Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers