Marian Sawer


Morrison's miracle: the 2019 Australian federal election

This book provides a comprehensive account of the 2019 Australian election, which resulted in the surprise victory of the Coalition under Scott Morrison. It brings together 36 contributors who analyse voter behaviour, campaign strategies, regional variations, polling, ideology, media and the new importance of memes...

Party rules? Dilemmas of political party regulation in Australia

Overview Trust in political parties has never been lower, but we have more and more of them, to the point where voters need magnifying sheets to read ballot papers. What is the relationship between party regulation and the nature of our democracy? How is it...

Moving backwards? Women in Australian parliaments

How important is it to keep counting the number of women in public office and trying to increase their numbers? Recent controversy suggests that some people think the time for monitoring gender gaps is over, writes Marian Sawer.
Discussion paper

Equality and Australian democracy

This paper explores how the struggle between the political rights of property and the political rights of the people shaped the design of Australian political institutions and how this legacy continues to affect Australian democracy.

Quotas for the Liberal Party?

Judith Troeth is trying to persuade Liberals that more women in the parliamentary party means a larger pool of talent, writes Marian Sawer.