This was an election that Labor lost. It had too many policies that hurt too many people through higher taxes.
Polling federal election 2019
Electors are divided and unenthusiastic this election. They are divided along lines of age, gender, income and nationalism versus cosmopolitanism. Unenthusiastic, because they are split and increasingly looking to minor parties.
Liberal housing deposit scheme: right direction, wrong policy
The best thing that can be said about it is that it is a genuine solution, unlike the ALP’s negative gearing and capital gains tax proposals.
What’s Queensland got to lose, except perhaps Adani?
The LNP thinks it will hold most seats in Queensland but that confidence could yet be as misplaced as it was during the Super Saturday by-elections.
Are corporations eating employees’ lunches?
Bill Shorten claims that corporate profits are rising much faster than wages. Not only is this not true, but it is an outrageous cherry-pick.
Folau issue leaves Libs mid-field, as free speech curbs reflect Labor’s culture war wins
In 1998, the case of Israel Folau would have been front and centre in the election campaign. John Howard would have grabbed the ball and run with it — and Kim Beazley would have been wrong-footed.
While the big birds fight, manufacturing jobs flee Australia
Manufacturing appears to be missing from this federal election, with the two major parties brawling over issues of pay and tax, but what is the use of either if you're out of a job?
Fact Bite #3 EVs not such a smart way to reduce emissions at the moment
The cost of new generation to electrify the entire transportation system alone will be 12 times the investment in the NBN.
Fact Bite #2
Mark Butler made 4 claims about electric vehicles, each of which was incorrect.
Prices fall, as well as affordability: housing paradox
Our brand new housing affordability index reveals that even though the latest available ABS figures (December 2018) show a drop of 2.4% in average house prices in the last quarter of last year, houses were actually 1.2% less affordable at the same time