Australian election 2019

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Liberal plan to change federal voting laws may have crossbench support
Exclusive: Labor and the Greens are against the push for optional preferential voting, but crossbenchers say it puts the power back in voters’ hands

Amy Remeikis

11, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Opinion poll 'failure' at Australian federal election systematically overrepresented Labor
Inquiry into performance of national polls finds inaccuracy was not the result of a last-minute shift in votes, or deliberate misleading of pollsters

Daniel Hurst

10, Nov, 2020 @9:09 PM

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Twisted Sister frontman tells court Clive Palmer 'not good for my image' in copyright case
US glam rock band are suing Palmer in Australia’s federal court for allegedly infringing copyright over his version of their song We’re Not Gonna Take It

Michael McGowan

20, Oct, 2020 @4:12 AM

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‘Can’t do it all’: Chris Bowen says ALP must narrow its focus ahead of next federal election
Opposition frontbencher says Labor also needs to reframe climate change as an economic issue to win over workers

Katharine Murphy Political editor

04, Aug, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Morrison's election upset forced a reckoning on pollsters. Here's what we've changed | Peter Lewis
Guardian Australia’s Essential poll is ready to re-engage with voting intention, but conscious of the lessons of 2019

Peter Lewis

27, Jul, 2020 @9:27 PM

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Six grants worth a total of $260k approved in marginal seat of Longman before election
LNP candidate advertised one of the grants on Facebook a month before election without specifying source of funds

Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis

09, Mar, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Nigel Scullion approved $560m in grants in lead-up to election
Indigenous affairs minister also approved 12 grants worth almost $4m against department advice

Lorena Allam

06, Mar, 2020 @3:42 AM

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Former Liberal party state director won't be referred to high court over Chinese election signs
Federal court finds Simon Frost should not be referred over the signs designed to look like AEC material in the electorates of Chisholm and Kooyong

Luke Henriques-Gomes

19, Feb, 2020 @11:26 PM

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Coalition dished out $636m in grants in six months before 2019 election
Analysis shows the extent of spending in six programs, five of which gave ministers discretion over where the money would go

Christopher Knaus and Sarah Martin

12, Feb, 2020 @1:14 AM

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Australian democracy is at risk. If we want to save it, we must all play a part | Katharine Murphy
Sports rorts. Unlawful robodebts. More than $80m in election donations. Is this the governance we want?

Katharine Murphy

07, Feb, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Upmarket tennis and golf clubs among recipients of major sports grants
The fresh revelations come as Scott Morrison backs Bridget McKenzie’s handling of scandal-plagued $100m program

Sarah Martin and Christopher Knaus

20, Jan, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Scott Morrison personally announced sports grants for clubs in his electorate
The prime minister boasted the program ‘isn’t about sport’ but ‘community’ while unveiling one $200,000 grant

Paul Karp

20, Jan, 2020 @5:09 AM

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