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Queensland: A Political Conundrum 
July 12, 2022

Queensland: A Political Conundrum 

By Grant Wyeth
What explains Queensland's unique -- and divergent -- political choices at the state and federal levels?

The Forgotten, Quiet, Battlers: Who Are The Real Australians?
June 07, 2022

The Forgotten, Quiet, Battlers: Who Are The Real Australians?

By Grant Wyeth
If the Liberal Party wants to find its way back to government it needs to abandon the attempt to define an “authentic” class of Australians, and instead simply see people as people. 
Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrison’s Coalition Government
May 23, 2022

Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrison’s Coalition Government

By Patricia O’Brien
Out of the wreckage of Morrison’s Liberal rule comes a new political era for Australia.

Macho Election Tactics Miss the Point in Australia
May 16, 2022

Macho Election Tactics Miss the Point in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Politicians will no doubt continue to wrap themselves in high-vis vests, but come election day it is women who will make themselves seen.

Australia’s Elections: The China Narrative
May 01, 2022

Australia’s Elections: The China Narrative

By Natasha Kassam and Jennifer Hsu
How best to manage ties with China ought to be a central election issue, but the campaign narratives are focused on posturing rather than policy.

This Is Australia’s Climate Change Election
April 12, 2022

This Is Australia’s Climate Change Election

By Patricia O’Brien
It is not just the Pacific region angered by Prime Minister Morrison’s unchanged coal-loving stance. Next month, he will have to answer to the Australian electorate on this critical issue.

Australia’s Main Parties Are More Alike Than Different on China Policy
March 18, 2022

Australia’s Main Parties Are More Alike Than Different on China Policy

By Elena Collinson
The Coalition government is highlighting China as a major campaign issue, but in reality the China policies of the Liberal and Labor parties are nearly identical.
Australia’s Independents: The Women Aiming to Shake Up Parliament
December 27, 2021

Australia’s Independents: The Women Aiming to Shake Up Parliament

By Joshua Mcdonald
At least 13 independent female candidates have launched campaigns on similar platforms focused on climate change, corruption, and women’s rights.

Australia’s Independent Candidates Aim to Tap Into Voter Unease
December 21, 2021

Australia’s Independent Candidates Aim to Tap Into Voter Unease

By Grant Wyeth
With an election to be held by May 2022, the pre-election period in Australia is seeing a surge of maneuvering among independents gunning for Liberal seats.

Will Tim Smith’s Drunken Crash Save the Victorian Liberal Party?
November 08, 2021

Will Tim Smith’s Drunken Crash Save the Victorian Liberal Party?

By Grant Wyeth
With Smith seemingly on the way out, the party will have a little more freedom to recalibrate. 

The Trump Effect: What Trumpian Politics Mean for Australia
August 21, 2020

The Trump Effect: What Trumpian Politics Mean for Australia

By Grant Wyeth
U.S. President Donald Trump’s style of politics has infected Australia’s Liberal Party.
Political Redemption in Sight for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
April 17, 2020

Political Redemption in Sight for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

By Joshua Mcdonald
Amid devastating bushfires earlier this year Morrison’s leadership was in question. His handling of COVID-19 may be his political resurrection.

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