Welcome to Election 2019 – The Junction, a reporting project involving the journalism schools at 20 Australian universities.
Together, we covered 28 of the most interesting electorates in the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election.
In our coverage you’ll find in-depth profiles of many of these key seats, as well as profiles of the candidates running for office, and news stories about local and national issues.
We also produced a three-hour television show on election night click here to watch it.
BANKS | BOOTHBY | CALARE | CANBERRA | CHIFLEY |CHISHOLM | COOPER | CORANGAMITE | DEAKIN | DICKSON | DUNKLEY | FLINDERS | GILMORE | HIGGINS | HINDMARSH | LA TROBE | LINDSAY | MACNAMARA | MAYO | MELBOURNE | MENZIES | MONCRIEFF | REID| STIRLING |STURT | SYDNEY | WARRINGAH | WENTWORTH
Our election coverage was archived by the National Library of Australia and if you click here,
you’ll find the archive version of our project with each of the electorates clickable, so you can see how the material was displayed in the lead up to, and months following, the election.
Or click on these links to find our coverage grouped by candidates, electorate profiles and other stories.
We hope this information helped readers and voters make better sense of the people and policies in contention, and that it will remain useful as an archive.
The project also helped students hone their journalistic skills, while gaining a deeper understanding of the political process.
Election 2019 built on previous UniPollWatch projects, which began when four universities cooperated to cover the 2014 Victorian state election. Twenty-eight universities worked together in 2016 to cover the federal election and six universities combined forces for the 2018 Victorian poll.
The Junction is published by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia.
The Junction’s election reporting and our election night TV coverage were financially supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.