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The Coalition’s never-ending war against GetUp

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?

Five places Tony Abbott might end up after his defeat

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.

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.

‘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.

Night of shocks leaves careers and reputations in tatters

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.

Warringah: a symbol for this strange, close, and bad-tempered election

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.

The missing ministers of the campaign trail

The missing ministers of the campaign trail

Who we haven’t heard from, and why, speaks volumes about what we could see at the 46th parliament.

Coalition recovery is too little, too late

Coalition recovery is too little, too late

It would take something special for the Coalition to win it from here. Still, the fog of war is thick enough that the full range of possibilities needs to be countenanced.

The people behind the scenes in Warringah

The people behind the scenes in Warringah

A look at the who's who of Warringah's influential backroom operatives.

Meet the Labor candidate trying to unseat Abbott

Meet the Labor candidate trying to unseat Abbott

Dean Harris is personable and articulate, never faltering on policy. Imagine if Labor ran him in a seat he could actually win.