The 2022 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 21 May 2022. Amid a rapidly changing global context, reshaped over the past three years by crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Liberal-National Coalition, led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, will be challenged by the Australian Labor Party, led by Anthony Albanese. Beyond the major parties, the Greens, One Nation, United Australia, as well as a number of independent candidates running in key Liberal-held seats, are also playing a key role in the electoral contest.
This collection, which brings together a number of Monash University Politics and International Relations scholars, has two key aims. First, it seeks to underline the issues which are dominating this campaign, as well as those issues which have generally attracted less attention by the parties and media. Second, it aims to showcase the strength of Monash’s emerging scholars, in addition to the expertise of its more established academics.