Latest polling gives the Albanese government a strong lead over the opposition; Victorian election results are close to being finalised.
The Labor federal government continues to poll strongly, maintaining a big two-party preferred lead.
To get legislation through the upper house, the re-elected Andrews government will likely need the support of the Greens and Legalise Cannabis.
Much attention will be on whether voters turn away from Labor and the Coalition, and what that means for minor parties such as the Greens, and the ‘teal’ independents.
Latest polls show a narrowing lead for the ALP in the Victorian election, while the upper house voting system continues to attract criticism.
The final results post-election Victorian upper house are not a ringing endorsement for democracy - and provide a strong case for reform.
Formerly blue-ribbon Liberal seats such as Hawthorn and Nepean have fallen to Labor in the wash-up of Labor’s thumping state election win.
Latest polling shows a mixed back for both major Victorian parties, but Labor is still ahead on two-party preferred.