The media is overlooking how strongly Pauline Hanson's One Nation performed in the election — and how other, even worse extremists are exploiting her legitimacy.
How the Coalition played a long game to win the franking credits debate
From targeting RSLs to confusing claims, franking credits have been a defining issue in the election. How did the Coalition win this one?
How business-as-usual and vested interests won out
The 2019 election showed how powerful economic interests could thwart attempts to erode their privileges and rorts via scare campaigns.
How exactly does Labor choose a new leader?
It looks like Anthony Albanese is waltzing into the job as quickly as possible. That's not really how this works.
Turn left: why pundits are wrong about Labor’s next move
A rightward or centre shift wouldn't have helped Labor win this election, and it won't help it win the next one. If the party wants to survive it needs to tell a bold story, not a cautionary tale.
Can the bookies tell us who will be the next prime minister?
Some pundits swear by the idea the betting markets are a stronger indicator of an upcoming election's outcome than any polling. But how does it work?
Night of shocks leaves careers and reputations in tatters
As the results rolled in through the night, careers ended and shocks abounded as Labor's expected win vanished.
After watergate, will Barnaby Joyce lose New England to an independent?
In Saturday’s election, Barnaby Joyce is widely expected to stroll to victory. Who is the new independent getting in his way?
Steggall's win against Abbott should have felt like a revolutionary occasion, but it's been somewhat of an anti-climax.
Where did Labor go wrong?
The reasons for Labor's failure will be widely discussed but it may have made the same mistake it made in 2004 — not offering a simple enough choice to voters.
Losing the unlosable election: the aftermath for Labor
Labor's platform wasn't bold at all. It was piecemeal but pricey, an inept combination, the worst possible.
Fear-mongering was alive and well in this election campaign
The election campaign is over, but the effects of racist campaigning roll on in Melbourne's western suburbs and beyond.
Prayers and preference-recycling: who’s taking credit for the Coalition’s win?
In the wake of the shock win, Clive Palmer and the Australian Christian Lobby are among those claiming a slice of the Coalition's victory.
Far-right surge in Queensland helps mighty Morrison hold the line
A sharp swing to the far right in Queensland has enabled Scott Morrison to hold off Labor and achieve a victory few thought possible — even among opinion pollsters.
How the Witness K/Collaery case is being delayed into oblivion
This is Australian politics' biggest scandal, and the most powerful people in the country are ensuring you know as little about it as possible.
Warringah: a symbol for this strange, close, and bad-tempered election
There are the two realities that Abbott forever inhabits — the messianic protector of Western civilisation, and Australia's great clanging embarrassment.
I’ve been there 26 years. How long can a good thing keep going for?CHRISTOPHER PYNE
How long indeed? The retired Liberal frontbencher tells Q&A he has no regrets about stepping down before the “unwinnable” election, after being asked if he’d made a mistake.
The electoral reality is Australia is increasingly polarised and evenly split between voters who look at each other with incomprehension and disdain.
Tears and theories flow at Labor’s election night party
It’s all Clive Palmer’s fault. It's all Queensland's fault. Penny Wong needs to lead the party. Whatever you pinned it on, this was a night of rage and resignation.
Echoes of ‘Howard’s battlers’ put Morrison ahead in polls
This was far from a status quo result, but rather some major swings in suburbs and regional areas that cancelled each other out.
How Dutton kept Dickson
Dutton's electors are older, whiter and more affluent than the average Australian. This came down to highways and franking credits.
Crikey tries to unravel and distill some of the crucial questions we think the ABC should be asking itself in this post-Guthrie/Milne era.
The Coalition's plan for a quick passing of tax cuts has been challenged by senate crossbenchers, and Scott Morrison calls for an end to "nastiness" in politics in his first televised interview. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
News Corp's monopoly removes the discipline of competition, freeing an openly conservative media to be, well, more openly conservative.
News Corp v Labor: 24 hours in the election news cycle
We traced News Corp's messaging on Labor from the morning papers through to Sky After Dark.
How News Corp campaigns in a different reality to the rest of Australia
News Corp has a long history of backing unlikely — and often unpopular — election winners. Will the federal election be any different?
Drama and tragedy roll on in Rush defamation case
Accusations of bias. Witness X revealed. Tactical ploys ahead of special damages. This thing is far from done.
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