politics

politics May 14, 2022

The four-quarter plan: Inside Albanese’s strategy to win

In an exclusive interview with his biographer, Anthony Albanese details how years of strategic planning inform his long game: winning not just this election but the next one as well.

economy May 14, 2022

What the Coalition is promising

The Coalition is targeting wealthy retirees in an attempt to secure another ‘miracle’ election win. But its policy platform contains little substance beyond the purchase of votes.

law & crime May 14, 2022

New front in Coalition war on charities

Before the election, the Morrison government’s charities commission began issuing letters that threatened charities with deregistration if they were engaged in advocacy. Many regard these ‘reviews’ as a means of silencing the sector.

politics May 14, 2022

Morrison ministers overrule advice on grants

New documents show four federal ministers overruled advice from their departments to award grants – largely in key Coalition seats.

politics May 7, 2022

Liberal polling predicts losses for Josh Frydenberg and Tim Wilson

As majority government looks further out of reach for the Coalition, internal polling suggests prominent Liberals will lose their seats.

resources May 7, 2022

How Nationals and lobbyists play the new climate wars

Unlikely foot soldiers are taking up the fight to hold onto coal in Hunter and throughout Queensland.

politics May 7, 2022

The Adam Bandt interview: What the Greens are promising

In the campaign’s final weeks, the Greens are counting on surprising swings in key Brisbane seats.

media May 7, 2022

Why is Scott Morrison dodging the ABC?

The Coalition’s relationship with News Corp and its hostility towards the national broadcaster are influencing more than just the televised leaders’ debates.

rural May 7, 2022

Independent Suzie Holt’s fight for Groom

In the second-safest seat in the country, Queensland’s only ‘Voices’ candidate is pushing the LNP into fighting for the electorate.

economy April 30, 2022

The inside story of Labor’s election promises

In drawing up its plans for the election, Labor gave up on looking for policies to offset spending. Neither side is pretending it has a plan to pay for what it promises.

politics April 30, 2022

Election ’22: Labor resets as Albanese returns

The election race is reset as Labor leader Anthony Albanese rejoins the fray, with both sides working to sharpen their focus on key demographics and messages.