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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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Abbott and Steggall go head-to-head in candidates’ debate

Abbott and Steggall go head-to-head in candidates’ debate

It was an enlivening and evenly matched piece of political theatre — and it's almost impossible to tell who actually won.

In the ‘sensible centre’ with Zali Steggall

In the ‘sensible centre’ with Zali Steggall

Tony Abbott's key challenger in Warringah doesn't want to change the system — she wants to see it managed better.

‘It feels different this time’: on the streets of Warringah

‘It feels different this time’: on the streets of Warringah

Some are happily oblivious to the impending election. But others say the mood has never been so angry.

This could be Australia’s stupidest election ever

This could be Australia’s stupidest election ever

It's been a stupid election campaign so far and all signs point to it getting stupider.

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

Zali Steggall at the business end of Warringah

What do the locals make of Abbott's competition? They quite like her. Or at least they want to like her.

Climate change debate and the empty chair

Climate change debate and the empty chair

As the campaign proper gears up, climate change is being pushed as a front and centre issue by almost every candidate. But where's Tony?