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Canberra still a Labor city despite national result

University of Canberra, Simone Barker, Tessa Grimes and Jayden Seddon
May 19, 2019

Labor has taken a clean sweep of the seats in the ACT winning the electorates of Canberra, Fenner and Bean. Alicia Payne will be the new member for Canberra, Andrew Leigh retained the seat of Fenner...

Election Night Blog

May 18, 2019

7.00 WST/9.00 EST: The Junction's live election broadcast winds up as the count goes on with commentators Paul Strangio and Mary Delahunty predicting a long night ahead.                         6.56...

Vandalism claims as Higgins goes to the polls

Swinburne University, Julius Dennis, Oscar Perri and Maddison Wrench
May 18, 2019

In an otherwise respectful day of campaigning in the south-east Melbourne seat of Higgins, there were reports of vandalism at a Glen Iris booth where Greens and Labor signs were removed.

LNP holding Fisher and Fairfax easily again

USC, Madeleine Dowling and Laura-Leith Pettigrew
May 18, 2019

The Sunshine Coast is on track to remain an LNP stronghold after Fisher’s Andrew Wallace and Fairfax’s Ted O’Brien both looked to be retaining their seats

Matthew votes with mum by his side

University of Sydney, Maria Gil
May 18, 2019

Wearing red ‘Stop Adani’ earrings and his signature multicolour and patterned dress shirt, the Greens’ Sydney candidate Matthew Thompson appeared at the Darlington Public School polling booth with...

Dutton extending his time in Dickson

USC, Braedan Jason and Dylan Fewings
May 18, 2019

Long-term member Peter Dutton has regained his seat of Dickson against Labor’s Ali France in the north Brisbane electorate.

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Election day: view from Cooper

La Trobe University, Natasha Pietrobuono, Louis Ellis | May 18, 2019

In Cooper it's been a fight to secure the interests of as many progressive voters as possible, as Natasha Pietrobuono reports for Election 2019.

Election day: view from La Trobe

La Trobe University, Matthew Ellis, Louis Phillips | May 18, 2019

In order for Labor to take La Trobe, it would need a swing of four percentage points in the classic swing seat.Matthew Ellis reports from La Trobe for Election 2019.

Bird’s fifth-generation dedication to the Illawarra tipped to continue in Cunningham

University of Wollongong, Zoe Bradbury & Ella Molonia | May 16, 2019

It's one of the safest Labor seats in the country, with candidate and long-time incumbent Sharon Bird again bringing history and connection to her Wollongong campaign.

Climate change warming the political waters of Gilmore

University of Wollongong, David Barnott-Clement | May 16, 2019

It's climate change, not the economy, that is playing on younger voters' minds in Gilmore, according to the majority of candidates competing for the marginal NSW seat.

Battle for Lindsay in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University, Joseph Olbrycht-Palmer & Eduardo Castro | May 14, 2019

A little-known battle is underway for the highly marginal Western Sydney seat of Lindsay. With electorate polling putting Labor and the Liberals at 51-49 respectively, the 3% margin of error means Lindsay is anything but a sealed deal for either party. Additionally, both parties are battling community fallout. Labor’s outgoing MP for Lindsay, Emma Husar, has been dogged by allegations of misconduct...

The election could see the first post-inflation increase to Newstart in 25 years. So who has promised what?

University of Melbourne, Danielle O'Neal and Sifan Wu | May 14, 2019

Could you survive on $44 a day? Over half a million unemployed Australians on Newstart somehow do. The 2019 federal election could see the first post-inflation increase to Newstart in 25 years. So, who has promised what? Danielle O’Neal and Sifan Wu report.

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