australian election 2019

Six grants worth a total of $260k approved in marginal seat of Longman before election

Six grants worth a total of $260k approved in marginal seat of Longman before election

LNP candidate advertised one of the grants on Facebook a month before election without specifying source of funds Six taxpayer-funded grants were approved in the key marginal seat of Longman through
Former Liberal party state director won't be referred to high court over Chinese election signs

Former Liberal party state director won't be referred to high court over Chinese election signs

Federal court finds Simon Frost should not be referred over the signs designed to look like AEC material in the electorates of Chisholm and Kooyong The Liberal party’s former Victorian state director
Our democracy is at risk. If we want to save it, we must all play a part | Katharine Murphy

Our democracy is at risk. If we want to save it, we must all play a part | Katharine Murphy

Sports rorts. Unlawful robodebts. More than $80m in election donations. Is this the governance we want?The federal election, the one that delivered the miracle, took place in May 2019. But because our
Zali Steggall given $1.1m donations in successful bid to topple Tony Abbott

Zali Steggall given $1.1m donations in successful bid to topple Tony Abbott

Steggall given most among independents at election, and largest donor to independents was Climate 2020 lobby groupClimate 2020, the Simon Holmes à Court and Mike Cannon-Brookes-backed environmental
Liberal MPs complain about GetUp at inquiry into 2019 election

Liberal MPs complain about GetUp at inquiry into 2019 election

Christian Porter calls for the activist group to be classified as a related body of LaborChristian Porter has called for GetUp to be classified as a related body of Labor and blasted it for allegedly
Clive Palmer outspends McDonald's, Toyota and Coles to advertise his political party

Clive Palmer outspends McDonald's, Toyota and Coles to advertise his political party

Exclusive: analysis of 2019 federal election cash splash shows ads attacking Labor spiked in final weekClive Palmer outspent McDonald’s, Toyota and Coles spruiking his United Australia party in the
Independent Oliver Yates to challenge Liberals' Chinese election signs

Independent Oliver Yates to challenge Liberals' Chinese election signs

Exclusive: candidate who contested John Frydenberg in Kooyong says material was ‘clearly designed to deceive voters’ Independent candidate Oliver Yates has confirmed he will challenge Liberal party
Labor can't appear to ignore economic wellbeing over ideological values | David Hetherington

Labor can't appear to ignore economic wellbeing over ideological values | David Hetherington

Progressive politics must find ways to build areas of consensus while keeping an eye on hip pocket issuesBob Hawke, a political superstar, was a social democrat. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an
Full employment is the most urgent task for social democrats | Emma Dawson

Full employment is the most urgent task for social democrats | Emma Dawson

Any coherent response to the rise of populism must place the creation of real, sustainable jobs at its heart • Next left, part one – Culture shock: politics upended in era of identity • Part two –
Fraser Anning candidate who is robot sex expert given Queen's birthday honour

Fraser Anning candidate who is robot sex expert given Queen's birthday honour

Professor Adrian Cheok, who ran in Boothby for the far-right party, awarded for ‘significant service to international education’ A professor who advocates for sex with robots and ran as a candidate
It's dangerous for journalists to say this, but we can be wrong  | Katharine Murphy

It's dangerous for journalists to say this, but we can be wrong | Katharine Murphy

Everything pointed to a Labor win in the 2019 election. But it is only a pretence that we are in the certainty business The federal election wash-up is a quaint sort of ritual. There are, inevitably,
Bill Shorten blames 'powerful vested interests' for Labor's election defeat

Bill Shorten blames 'powerful vested interests' for Labor's election defeat

Former opposition leader offers ‘regrets’ as Anthony Albanese says senior frontbenchers must take responsibility for the lossBill Shorten has blamed “powerful vested interests” for the party’s shock
New Labor leader Anthony Albanese calls for end to climate wars

New Labor leader Anthony Albanese calls for end to climate wars

Albanese also urges more people to join ALP saying it needs to be ‘larger and more inclusive’ to win electionsAnthony Albanese has called for an end to the climate wars, saying he wants to work with
'Hindsight is a wonderful thing': how GetUp's election campaign fell flat

'Hindsight is a wonderful thing': how GetUp's election campaign fell flat

In the wake of the Coalition’s shock victory, the tactics of the progressive activist group have come under scrutinyAfter polls closed last Saturday night, volunteers from the activist group GetUp
Josh Frydenberg: low-emissions future is inevitable and a huge opportunity

Josh Frydenberg: low-emissions future is inevitable and a huge opportunity

Treasurer signals new infrastructure for renewable zones, and says Coalition will pursue climate policy it took to the electionJosh Frydenberg says Australia needs to roll out new infrastructure in
Election lessons from regional Australia: why Labor got the push in the bush

Election lessons from regional Australia: why Labor got the push in the bush

There were stark differences between the messages of the two main parties, and as it turns out, only one hit the right buttons Contemptible. Stupid. Dipshits. Morons. Fools and worse.While there were
ACTU launches review of $25m election campaign after Labor defeat

ACTU launches review of $25m election campaign after Labor defeat

Former Queensland Labor MP Evan Moorehead to head review amid questions over union body’s roleThe Australian Council of Trade Unions has appointed a former Queensland state Labor MP, Evan Moorehead,
Federal election 2019: Greens warn Labor will lose inner city seats if it fast-tracks Adani – as it happened

Federal election 2019: Greens warn Labor will lose inner city seats if it fast-tracks Adani – as it happened

Anthony Albanese likely to contest Labor’s top job unopposed. Meanwhile, Nationals meet to carve up cabinet posts. This blog has now closedTony Burke floats Green New Deal-style approach to Labor’s
Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen pulls out of Labor leadership race – as it happened

Federal election 2019: Chris Bowen pulls out of Labor leadership race – as it happened

Anthony Albanese is currently the only candidate, as Palaszczuk seeks Adani approval timeline by Friday. This blog has now closed‘Fed up’: Queensland premier calls for Adani coalmine approvals
Penny Wong warns Shorten not to damage Labor with bid to block Anthony Albanese

Penny Wong warns Shorten not to damage Labor with bid to block Anthony Albanese

Wong says former Australian Labor party leader could ‘undermine the very unity’ he helped build before electionLabor’s Senate leader, Penny Wong, has warned Bill Shorten not to damage the party’s