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Why did Warringah buck the trend?

Why did Warringah buck the trend?

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?

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

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

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.

Behold: a polarised country and the opportunists who exploit it

Behold: a polarised country and the opportunists who exploit it

The electoral reality is Australia is increasingly polarised and evenly split between voters who look at each other with incomprehension and disdain.

Prayers and preference-recycling: who's taking credit for the Coalition's win?

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.

Tears and theories flow at Labor's election night party

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

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

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.

'Bye bye, Tony': Warringah abandons a former PM

'Bye bye, Tony': Warringah abandons a former PM

Independent candidate Zali Steggall has thanked her supporters for "voting for the future". And with that, Abbott is condemned to the past.