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?
Business moves to fill Morrison’s empty agenda
The unexpected election of the Morrison government gives business an opportunity to get their wishlist: the same old industrial relations deregulation and company tax cuts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can we still trust political polling?
In the wake of a shock election result, the public have been left wondering how the polls got it so wrong — and if we can rely on them in the future.
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?
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.
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.
Labor didn’t have that policy but there are people within the party who want that policy.TIM WILSON
The member for Goldstein’s attempts to defend the “death tax” scare campaign after being pressed by the ABC’s Patricia Karvelas.
From targeting RSLs to confusing claims, franking credits have been a defining issue in the election. How did the Coalition win this one?
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.
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.
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.
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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