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The 2019 election verdict: It’s Labor

May 18, 2019 - 01:36 -- Admin

It’s Election Day 2019 and our final prediction is the same as it has been since August 2016: Labor will win this election, and it should win well.

There are many practical and technical factors that point towards a
Labor victory and, if the Liberal–National Party somehow manages to stand on
the victor’s podium on Saturday night, it will be one of the most astonishing
and remarkable election wins in Australian political history.

The final week of Campaign 2019

May 12, 2019 - 23:45 -- Admin

We’re into the final week of the 2019 election campaign and, if it was a simple contest of ideas, the Labor Party would be confident of achieving a landslide victory. Labor has appeared as a government-in-waiting for most of this campaign, offering a large suite of policy ideas and programs, and the most detailed policy costings from any Opposition since the Coalition’s Fightback! package released during the 1993 election.

A Labor victory is in sight

May 6, 2019 - 13:07 -- Admin

We’re into the final two weeks of the 2019 federal election campaign, and two opinion polls released today still point towards a Labor victory.

The monthly Ipsos shows a two-party preferred vote of
52 per cent to the Australian Labor Party, and 48 per cent to the Liberal–National

Captain GetUp: The lost avenger?

April 13, 2019 - 08:15 -- Admin

Some election campaigns are fairly straightforward. The prime minister sets a date, and both parties sell their policies. There’s a lot of talk about economic management, fairness, justice, some international relations and, maybe some specific issue concerning the electorate. The major candidates tend to be pretty honest and the public makes a choice one way or the other, usually returning the government of the day.