Liberal Party of Australia: Review of the 2022 federal election
In May 2022, the Federal Executive of the Liberal Party of Australia requested a review of the reasons behind the Party’s defeat at the 2022 federal election, and to make recommendations to assist the Party in rebuilding. This report outlines the findings from that review.
Religiosity in Australia - Part 3: religion and politics
This report employs high-quality, university-led empirical studies of Australians’ beliefs, attitudes and behaviours to reveal a more robust picture of the relationship between religion and how Australians are likely to vote on a range of issues.
Trends in Australian political opinion: results from the Australian Election Study, 1987-2022
The Australian Election Study (AES) provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive source of evidence ever collected on political attitudes and behaviour in Australia. This monograph presents the long-term trends over time in voter attitudes and behaviour in Australia. Situating the 2022 election in historical context...
The 2022 Australian federal election: results from the Australian Election Study
This report presents findings from the 2022 Australian Election Study (AES). The AES surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,508 voters after the 2022 Australian federal election to find out what shaped their choices in the election.
Election 2022: an opportunity to establish a long-term Labor government
In June 2022, the the ALP National Executive moved to commence a review of Labor's 2022 federal election campaign, and Greg Combet and Lenda Oshalem to lead the review. This report outlines the findings.
Research note: policy priorities and the 2022 Australian federal election result
This research note focuses on the policy priorities that appear to have shaped the 2022 Australian federal election result, and is written to accompany the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods/School of Politics and International Relations Symposium on 'Realignment or dealignment? Survey perspectives on...
Post-election briefing 2022: changing constituencies, changing prospects for reform
The 2022 federal election has reshaped Australia's political landscape. Labor will form government despite having an astonishingly low primary vote of around 32%. This paper summarises the election campaign, the results, the key themes, and the prospects for real, impactful reform in the new parliament.
Between sense and nonsense: the predictive power of the electoral pendulum
This paper asks whether the electoral pendulum is a 'good guide' for election watchers and, if so, is it understood and used appropriately by the public.
Queensland State Election 2020: a quick guide
This guide provides a brief overview of the 2020 Queensland Legislative Assembly election results and the new ministry appointed after the election. It also includes background information on the electoral system in Queensland, a summary of the 2020 election results, and details of byelections and...
The 2020 Northern Territory election: a quick guide
The 2020 Northern Territory (NT) election was held on 22 August 2020. It was the first Australian state or territory election held during the COVID-19 pandemic. This quick guide summarises the election and its results, and the political context in the lead up to the...
Electorate voting patterns, preliminary results 2020
This document provides tables of candidate and party vote percentages by electorate (based on the total votes counted) and organised broadly north to south in geographical terms. The election night totals may be affected by special votes, including overseas, comprising some 17% of all votes...
A populist exception?
The ‘spectre of populism’ might be an apt description for what is happening in different parts of the world, but does it apply to New Zealand? This book draws on the 2017 New Zealand Election Study to uncover New Zealanders’ political attitudes and preferences post-election.
The 2019 federal election
This paper provides an overview of the 2019 federal election, including the results, the political environment, and the major features of the campaign.
2019 electoral pocketbook
This Pocketbook includes data on the types of votes cast, formal and informal votes, election funding and financial disclosure at the 2019 federal election.
Electoral administration and Aboriginal voting power in the Northern Territory: reality and potential viewed from the 2019 federal election
Looking back from 2019, this paper explores the contribution of Aboriginal votes to federal elections in the Northern Territory. It argues that Aboriginal votes have made the Territory stronger for Labor, compared to regional areas of Queensland and Western Australia.
2019 Australian federal election: results from the Australian Election Study
This report presents findings from the 2019 Australian Election Study (AES). The AES surveyed a nationally representative sample of 2,179 voters after the 2019 Australian federal election to find out what shaped their choices.
Does the economy trump all else?
Labor’s election review hasn’t quite nailed the party’s key problem, writes Paul Rodan.
2019 New South Wales election: analysis of results
This paper provides basic details and analysis of the results of the 2019 New South Wales election. It includes summaries of the results in all lower house electoral districts, comparisons with the 2015 election, and statistical analysis of results and swings across districts and regions.
States of change: how demographic change is transforming the Republican and Democratic parties
This investigation turns up a number of key findings that illuminate how significantly the compositions of the Democratic and Republican parties have changed over the years and are likely to change in the future.
The 2018 Victorian State Election
This paper examines the 2018 Victorian state election, providing description and analysis of the results in two main sections. Part A provides an overview of the election campaign, key policies, news coverage and polling data. Part B provides statistical tables of the results for each...
New South Wales state election 2019: a quick guide
This guide provides a brief overview of the 2019 New South Wales Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council election results and the new ministry appointed after the election. It also includes background information on the electoral system in New South Wales, a summary of the 2015...
Final 2019 election results: education divide explains the Coalition’s upset victory
According to election results, areas with low levels of tertiary education swung strongly to the Coalition in NSW and Queensland, helping propel Scott Morrison to victory.
The great divide
The voters of Australia have spoken. They just didn’t say what most of us expected them to, writes Tim Colebatch.
Has the preference whisperer sealed his own fate?
Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has come out of the election with the upper hand against the Legislative Council’s crowded crossbench.
Analysis of informal voting: House of Representatives 2016 election
Following the 2016 general election, the AEC undertook an Informal Ballot Paper Study to analyse the levels and types of informal voting. The national informality rate (informal votes as a percentage of all votes cast) decreased from 5.91 per cent of all votes cast in...