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Albanese will have to confront a collapse in the progressive vote

Labor's heir apparent will face the aftermath of a defeat which went to the very heart of Labor. It is from here that Albanese will have to rebuild.


Does Labor have a problem with religious voters?

Senior Labor figures are worried they're losing religious voters. While conclusive evidence is scarce, it's definitely a space to watch.

The resurrection and redemption of Barnaby Joyce

The Coalition's Lazarus has won New Englanders' votes, but some locals say he’ll need to win back their respect.

Sky’s not the limit as David Speers moves to the ABC

While the announcement of David Speers as the next host of Insiders was a surprise to some, it makes sense as Sky News faces an uncertain future.

Did the anti-Adani convoy backfire?

Bob Brown's anti-Adani convoy has been derided by conservatives for alienating the very voters it was supposed to draw in. But Brown isn't so sure.

The time has come: Midnight Oil captures the left’s post-election anger

Midnight Oil's first show since 2017 reflected the anger of the left — past, present and future.

Is the labour market as bad as the Reserve Bank says?

You say seasonally adjusted, I say trend — which jobs data is right? The RBA has decided neither of them show the falling unemployment it needs to forestall a rate cut.

Does GetUp need to change?

Crikey readers discuss the problems facing GetUp and Clive Palmer's ongoing impact on Australia.

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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.

The media is in denial about the surge of the far right

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.

The Coalition’s never-ending war against GetUp

The activist group spent $10 million targeting high profile hard-right candidates in this election. Now the Coalition is asking: was it worth it?

Shorten leaves a party hell-bent on factional strife

Searching for answers to its defeat, Labor has resigned itself to weeks, or months, of showing its ugliest side to the public.


Did Palmer steal the election? Not so fast.

Blaming Clive Palmer's advertising for Labor's reversals on Saturday is too easy. There are deeper problems confronting progressives than an egotistical billionaire.


Five places Tony Abbott might end up after his defeat

Gone but unfortunately not forgotten, Tony Abbott still has a few options in his eternal mission to remain irritatingly close to the centre of public imagination.

Is it illegal to lie to voters in political ads?

This election has triggered a loud call for something to be done about untruth in political advertising. But can we actually do anything under current laws?

Morrison’s big challenge with China

Beijing was clearly hoping for a Labor win, and has every reason to be distrustful of our new government. Where can we go from here?

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Five places Tony Abbott might end up after his defeat

Gone but unfortunately not forgotten, Tony Abbott still has a few options in his eternal mission to remain irritatingly close to the centre of public imagination.

Australia can’t build a future on franking credits 

Counter to many election predictions, it's the boomers wot won it. Now we desperately need to reckon with the results.

Did Palmer steal the election? Not so fast.

Blaming Clive Palmer's advertising for Labor's reversals on Saturday is too easy. There are deeper problems confronting progressives than an egotistical billionaire.


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They really said that?

How good is the public service?

MICHAEL MCCORMACK

The deputy prime minister riffed on the PM’s favourite catchphrase at a meeting with the prime minister and senior public servants.


 

Environmental as anything

This week: life expectancy gaps, return of the mammoth, more dunnies please, and the 49% solution (to humanity).

 

The Coalition’s never-ending war against GetUp

The activist group spent $10 million targeting high profile hard-right candidates in this election. Now the Coalition is asking: was it worth it?


Politicians’ websites show major security blind spots

Many prominent Australian politicians' websites are not secured, putting anyone who contacts them online at risk.


Can Clive Palmer demand a gag clause for Queensland Nickel workers?

Former Queensland Nickel workers are owed money. That isn't in dispute. The question here is whether Palmer is allowed to demand silence in exchange for that money.

Stopping Adani won’t stop climate change

You don’t reduce emissions by banning a coal mine. You reduce them by providing a credible and affordable way of making electricity that can replace coal.

Reserve Bank commits to rate cut, citing rising unemployment and high tax

The RBA has taken the remarkable step of flagging that it will cut interest rates out of concern for unemployment, the government's high tax burden and persistent low household income growth.

What is the ABC for?

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.


Nine papers to cease political polling

Nine's flagship papers The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have announced they will no longer publish Ipsos polls following Labor's shock election loss, and Anthony Albanese looks set to clinch the ALP leadership. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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The pressure is on for more media mergers

With ad revenues down across the board, don't be surprised if you see more legacy media companies pushing for mergers this year.


Did News Corp’s Queensland monopoly decide the election?

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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