Election campaigns

Commentary

23 May 2019
9

The Palmer advertisements were a problem in more ways than one. They contained content that was possibly distorted, potentially divisive, and likely damaging to Australia’s reputation and international relationships.

Commentary

22 May 2019
7

Strategies that pander to the party “base” have been thoroughly discredited, writes Michael Gill.

Article

20 May 2019
5

Don’t assume the last decade of political chaos is over as the major parties remain drained of authority and purpose, writes Sam Roggeveen.

Commentary

17 May 2019
17

Australia has a history of handing vast wealth to resource and mining magnates and companies and then watching them use that wealth to undermine our democracy, writes Warwick Smith.

Commentary

15 May 2019
6

Our political currency has become so devalued that perhaps it’s time for a royal commission into politics. Just look at what it’s done for the banks!

Report

15 May 2019
55

Trust in democratic and other key institutions has declined, and this is compounded by new capabilities of adversaries seeking to interfere in elections and to undermine people’s trust in those institutions. This policy brief explores areas where interference has been detected across the world and...

Article

13 May 2019
3

A long view of the political cycle points not only to a Labor victory but shows a record number of independents already.

Commentary

13 May 2019
7

Rodney Tiffen outlines Inside Story’s guide to seventy years of parties, polling and politics.

Commentary

1 May 2019
7

Faced with the temptations of negative campaigning, can the parties respond to a steep fall in voter trust?

Commentary

30 Apr 2019
23

Election 2019 will likely be the first time in Australia's electoral history that more voters are following the campaign online than via conventional media – television, newspapers and radio.

Report

30 Apr 2019
28

The Victorian Parliamentary Budget Office prepared 1044 independent election policy costing responses for the 2018 general election costing period.

Commentary

23 Apr 2019
7

Twitter has changed the landscape of political reporting, and there’s no going back, writes Frank Bongiorno.

Blog post

23 Apr 2019
4

While it seems unlikely that unaware members of the public will face big fines from the AEC for their political Facebook posts, voters, donors and campaigners should familiarise themselves with the new rules, writes Damon Muller.

Report

19 Apr 2019
23

The US Department of Justice has released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. This report covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

Commentary

11 Apr 2019
32

There are generally two kinds of federal election: those where the government is returned, and those where it's defeated. The former is more common.

Report

10 Apr 2019
8

This analysis focuses on the upcoming Indonesian election on 17 April 2019, considering the political climate, the contenders and Indonesia's democratic procedures.

Report

12 Mar 2019
3

This paper argues that it is more than likely that the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), headed by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party , will be returned to office, albeit with a reduced majority.

Commentary

13 Feb 2019
17

James Murphy examines whether life is too easy for MPs representing this well-heeled Melbourne electorate.

Policy report

1 Feb 2019
881

Labor's National Platform outlines its key policy priorities heading into an election year.

Commentary

14 Dec 2018
17

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has come out of the election with the upper hand against the Legislative Council’s crowded crossbench.

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