• 50 shades of teal

    James Murphy     |      May 20, 2022

    The independent “teal” candidates have shaken up the 2022 Australian election campaign, but there are plenty of idiosyncrasies among these blue-green candidates in socially progressive but liberal held seats.

  • Don’t be surprised if there’s no election surprise

    Murray Goot     |      May 19, 2022

    The Coalition hopes that turning ‘undecided’ voters its way in the final few days of the campaign will pull a victory from the fire, but there is little history of this happening in the past.

  • Who is Scott Morrison?

    Michelle Grattan     |      May 19, 2022

    Scott Morrison’s cynical, aggressive, self-serving leadership proved the Coalition’s secret weapon in the last election campaign, but the same qualities have made him a liability in this one.

  • Who is Anthony Albanese?

    Paul Strangio     |      May 19, 2022

    Anthony Albanese has spent a lifetime in politics without making an impression on the public, and if Labor wins the election, it will be despite his gaffes, rather than because of his low-profile leadership.

  • State of play

    Paul Williams     |      May 18, 2022

    Six experts analyse the state of play between the two main parties across the country as the federal election campaign nears its climax this weekend.

  • Why your vote matters

    Intifar Chowdhury     |      May 15, 2022

    Australian citizens have to vote whether they like it or not, but just as little drops make a mighty ocean, every individual vote contributes a stronger democracy.

  • Australia lost the second debate

    Open Forum     |      May 10, 2022

    Sunday’s ill-tempered ‘debate’ between the leaders vying to be Australia’s next Prime Minister was an unedifying spectacle, and while the winner might be disputed, the loser was undoubtedly the Australian electorate.

  • What happens in a hung parliament?

    Anne Twomey     |      May 8, 2022

    The current election campaign could produce a tight result, so what happens in a Parliamentary system when no party can command an overall majority?

  • Who’s up at half time in the election campaign?

    Mark Kenny     |      May 5, 2022

    Half way through the interminable Australian Federal election campaign, whose stock has risen and who has faltered in the face of the ultimate political challenge?

  • How the Liberals lost the ‘moral middle class’

    Judith Brett     |      May 4, 2022

    The strength of support for the 15 ‘teal’ candidates in once blue ribbon Liberal seats could play a pivotal role in deciding the Federal election.

  • Australia can handle a hung parliament

    Frank Bongiorno     |      April 24, 2022

    An indecisive election in 2022 might produce a better government than a narrow majority in the House of Representatives for one side or the other.

  • Albanese blows week one

    Michelle Grattan     |      April 15, 2022

    A series of gaffes by Labor leader Anthony Albanese have given the Coalition hope that the election isn’t lost yet.