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Daniel Osituyo, here with his children Sean, 4, and John, 2, voted Yes but says the referendum ended up causing division and could potentially damage Labor in his seat.

Liberals seek to follow No vote with Victorian push

MPs believe the Labor-held seat of McEwen could turn blue after 61 per cent of voters rejected the Voice in the referendum, but locals aren’t convinced.

  • Gus McCubbing
From left: Tobias Nganbe, Father Leo, Maurice Karui, Sharon Hayes, Dheran Young.

‘We are hurting’: The remote town that voted 92pc Yes

Wadeye is a community of nearly 2000, deeply divided by 22 clan groups, but on the question of if there should be an Indigenous Voice to parliament, it was united.

  • Ronald Mizen
Asian Australian Alliance founder Erin Chew was part of a group of 100 prominent Chinese Australians who supported the Yes vote.

Ethnic Chinese vote leant to Yes

Most of the electorates with a large Chinese Australian population voted Yes, but one Liberal MP believes this has more to do with wealth, youth and location.

  • Gus McCubbing


Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was “refreshed” and ready to lead the Labor government to the October 2024 election.

‘Refreshed’ Palaszczuk ready for election

The Queensland Premier returned from her holiday in Italy determined defy poor opinion polls.

  • Mark Ludlow


Nicole Werner retained the north-east Melbourne seat of Warrandyte for the Liberals with a thumping byelection victory.

Byelection victory a ‘referendum’ on Andrews government: Liberals

The Liberals have claimed that a resounding byelection win shows Victorians are sick of Daniel Andrews, despite Labor not running a candidate.

  • Gus McCubbing
Victorian Opposition Leader John Pesutto with Liberal candidate for Warrandyte Nicole Werner.

Byelection test for Victorian Liberals after Games debacle

Nicole Werner, Liberal candidate in the Warrandyte byelection, says her connections to an evangelical megachurch won’t cause her problems at the voting booth/

  • Gus McCubbing
Kalium’s project at Beyondie Lakes in Western Australia received $83m in NAIF funding.

The $7b fund for projects commercial lenders won’t back

Some of the projects the federal government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility is funding have raised eyebrows.

  • Updated
  • Mark Ludlow
Queen Elizabeth II with Prime Minister Robert Menzies in Canberra in 1954.

How a Labor hero allowed himself to be beaten by Menzies

The conventional wisdom that Liberal leader Robert Menzies used the Petrov defection to deny H.V. Evatt the Lodge is a myth, writes a historian.

  • Anne Henderson


Small business owner Fiona Stager lives and works in Brisbane’s West End, where the community is getting younger, more educated and more likely to vote for left-wing parties.

Generation left: why the right side of politics has a problem

Young people are now less likely to vote for the Coalition than to watch free-to-air TV, while older people are less likely to shift from left to right.

  • Julie Hare

Albanese prepares for election-style Voice blitz

Voters are in for a wild ride to the referendum day as Labor and the Coalition get ready to throw everything at the campaign.

  • Tom McIlroy
Anthony Albanese says Labor is still going strong

Labor’s honeymoon not over: Albanese

Anthony Albanese has fobbed off the Fadden byelection result, and noted Labor’s national poll numbers were still strong.

  • Phillip Coorey
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton.

Fadden win gives Dutton much-needed leadership vindication

Peter Dutton will take the byelection win to try to persuade the public and his colleagues that the Liberals are on the right track with him as leader after all.

  • Jennifer Hewett
Queenslanders believe the coal, gas and agricultural industries are responsible for last month’s bumper budget surplus.

Queenslanders back mining royalty cuts

New polling shows almost half of Queenslanders support reducing coal royalties to encourage big miners, like BHP, to invest in future projects in the state.

  • Updated
  • Mark Ludlow


Victorian Opposition Leader John Pesutto: if you’re polling at 23 per cent as the Victorian Liberals are, you’ve got a problem with everyone –  not just young people and women.

The Liberals’ problem isn’t the brand, it’s the philosophy

The political program of small government, more choice and more personal responsibility is not appealing to voters after years of COVID and in economic tough times.

  • John Roskam
Author Zoya Patel has economic and social equality at the top of her list of concerns when she votes.

Australia is leaning left - leaving the Coalition in serious danger

It’s not just young voters who are more likely to vote for progressive parties, older voters are voting left for longer.

  • Julie Hare
Stuart Robert’s chequered history isa a key party of Labor’s Fadden byelection campaign.

Fadden byelection a chance to protest the Voice: Dutton

Anthony Albanese has urged the voters of Fadden to consider the chequered history of departed minister Stuart Robert at next month’s byelection.

  • Phillip Coorey
Supporters of teal independent Monique Ryan at the Auburn Hotel during the election campaign.

Caps on political donations to keep ‘big money’ out of elections

But the teal independent movement argues caps set too low could nobble their ability to compete with the entrenched major parties.

  • Andrew Tillett
Former Box Hill candidate Nicole Werner will contest the Warrandyte byelection for the Liberals.

Liberals select Nicole Werner for crucial Warrandyte byelection

Ms Werner won out from a group of nine nominees including 22-year-old Antonietta Di Cosmo, and Institute of Public Affairs senior fellow John Roskam.

  • Gus McCubbing

Van should make own call on being called out

Parliament should be focused on how to revive Australia’s flatlining post-pandemic productivity to help bring inflation down and get real wages going.

  • The AFR View
Victorian Opposition Leader John Pesutto at the Melbourne Press Club on June 14, 2023. Photo: Gus McCubbing

More investment, fewer taxes, ‘normal’ MPs: Pesutto’s Liberal vision

“Comeback kid” John Pesutto rails against unfair taxes and calls for more investment in jobs as part of a road map for the Liberal Party’s return to relevance in Victoria.

  • Gus McCubbing