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?
Good morning, early birds. Labor leadership hopeful Chris Bowen says the party must return to its working class roots, and the Coalition clinches majority. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
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.
Counter to many election predictions, it's the boomers wot won it. Now we desperately need to reckon with the results.
Good morning, early birds. 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.
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.
Good morning, early birds. Election counting continues with the Coalition expected to nab 77 seats, and new leaders step forward as Labor tries to figure out what went wrong. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. Political leaders across the spectrum have mourned the loss of Labor legend Bob Hawke, and the major parties make their final pitch to voters amid news of late Coalition cuts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. The government is set to announce a new slate of budget-saving measures in an effort to pay for its election promises, and tension boils in the Coalition as Liberals and Nationals vie for senate votes. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.