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if the polls are right, he may soon be the next australian prime minister. so who is anthony albanese?

If the polls are right, he may soon be the next Australian prime minister....

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Image: AAP/Lukas Coch Karen Middleton’s 2016 biography of Anthony Albanese concludes with a speech he made that year, on the 20th anniversary of his election to parliament. “I’m patient”, he told his clapping audience, “I’m patient...
to australians sick of the election: this is why voting is not a waste of your time

To Australians sick of the election: this is why voting is not a waste...

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Image: James Ross/AAP Early voting has begun and election day is looming. Many of us were disillusioned with politics well before the campaign even began, and it’s been going for almost five weeks. To the ordinary Australian, voting...
grattan on saturday: it’s albanese’s to lose, as morrison looks for some momentum

Grattan on Saturday: It’s Albanese’s to lose, as Morrison looks for some momentum

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Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP The Liberals have used John Howard extensively during this campaign. These days, they celebrate their party hero as the great winner. He was, however, the last Liberal prime minister to take his...
australia’s future depends on science. here’s what our next government needs to do about it

Australia’s future depends on science. Here’s what our next government needs to do about...

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Image: Lukas Koch / AAP The longer you live through a crisis, the less likely you are to fully appreciate that you’re in one. This is especially true if there is more than one crisis,...
view from the hill: labor widens leads in newspoll and ipsos, as pre-polling starts

View from The Hill: Labor widens leads in Newspoll and Ipsos, as pre-polling starts

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Image: ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN/AAP The opposition has increased its winning margins in both Newspoll and the Australian Financial Review’s Ipsos poll, as Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese clashed in a shouty, fractious debate on Sunday night. With...
view from the hill: labor strongly ahead in newspoll and resolve, as election race enters final half

View from The Hill: Labor strongly ahead in Newspoll and Resolve, as election race...

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Images: Mick Tsikas/AAP; Lukas Coch/AAP Labor’s confidence will be boosted by two polls showing it holding a strong lead, as Anthony Albanese carried off a well-orchestrated party launch in Perth on Sunday. Newspoll, published in Monday’s...
here’s how disinformation could disrupt the australian election

Here’s how disinformation could disrupt the Australian election

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Image: Shutterstock Disinformation and foreign interference constitute a grave threat to Western democracies, particularly during elections. Both the 2016 US election and the 2019 UK election were targeted by Russian disinformation campaigns. Already, we are seeing disinformation operations in the...
no, mr morrison – the safeguard mechanism is not a ‘sneaky carbon tax

No, Mr Morrison – the safeguard mechanism is not a ‘sneaky carbon tax

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Image: Mick Tsikas/AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week claimed Labor was planning a “sneaky carbon tax” should it win power, and Nationals senator Matt Canavan declared the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 was “dead”. We can expect both...
grattan on saturday: managing post-covid a delicate balance for anthony albanese

Grattan on Saturday: Managing post-COVID a delicate balance for Anthony Albanese

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Image: Lukas Coch/AAP Philip Lowe mightn’t be a household name but the Reserve Bank governor finds himself catapulted right into the centre of this election campaign, in which events are proving more important than policies. The...
how do the major parties rate on an independent anti-corruption commission? we asked 5 experts

How do the major parties rate on an independent anti-corruption commission? We asked 5...

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Image: Jason Edwards/AAP Corruption in politics is a big issue for Australian voters this federal election. Over 10% of respondents to The Conversation’s #SetTheAgenda poll said they wanted candidates to be talking about integrity, corruption and a federal...