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The Guardian view on Australia’s election: Labor needs to go bigger on climate

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In his victory speech on election night last Saturday, Labor’s Anthony Albanese promised to turn Australia into a “renewable energy superpower” and end a decade of “climate wars”. This was good news. Under rightwing C...

‘Shattered’ Liberals wrangle over future direction in wake of federal election defeat

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Defeated and returning Liberal MPs have both blamed Scott Morrison’s unpopularity for the federal election loss, but are split on whether and how to shift policy to win next time. Liberal MPs who lost blue-ribbon seat...

Australia election: 10 lessons UK politics can learn

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Australia’s Labor party has come to power, pushing the conservative Coalition out of office for the first time in almost a decade. Voters also delivered big wins for the Greens and a group of independents promising ac...

High number of invalid votes in culturally diverse seats prompts concerns after federal election

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More than one in 10 votes were ruled invalid in the multicultural seat of Fowler, raising serious questions about whether explanations of Australia’s compulsory preferential voting system are getting through. Fowler, ...

Pollsters breathe sigh of relief after accurately predicting Labor’s election victory

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Australia’s major opinion polls all accurately predicted Saturday’s Labor election victory, in a boost to pollsters’ reputations after the industry-wide failure at the 2019 election. Surveys measuring voter sentiment ...

World leaders respond to Anthony Albanese’s Australian election victory

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World leaders have congratulated Anthony Albanese on his election victory in Australia, while former heads of government in the Pacific have urged him to “make a radical shift towards strong and urgent climate action”...

Australian election 2022: Anthony Albanese ‘humbled’ to be next PM as voters abandon Coalition

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Anthony Albanese will be Australia’s next prime minister, leaving the Coalition in disarray after it lost more than a dozen seats to Labor and independents in an election that has transformed the country’s political l...

Senior Liberals say party must address women problem and regain centre after election loss

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Senior Liberals have criticised the preselection process in NSW and called on the party to address the issue of women in the party and climate change after the party was savaged by voters at the polls on Saturday. Mat...

Federal election night: what we know so far

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Here is what we know so far about the federal election result as counting wraps up for the day. Anthony Albanese has claimed victory and will be the 31st prime minister of Australia. He said on Saturday night “the Aus...

Australia election: conservative government voted out after nearly a decade

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Australia’s rightwing Coalition government has lost power after nearly a decade in office, with Saturday’s election showing a sharp shift to progressive parties that will result in a Labor government under Anthony Alb...

Guardian Australia readers: who do you think is going to win the federal election?

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With the polls tightening in the final days of the campaign, Saturday’s election is expected to be a close match. Labor is desperately hoping the widespread anti-Morrison sentiment will be enough to deliver victory an...

Rainy election day in Sydney and Brisbane won’t dampen democracy sausages

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It’s set to be a chilly and rainy election day in parts of Australia’s east coast, while other major cities look likely to enjoy perfect weather to exercise their democratic right. Voters in Sydney and Brisbane will p...

Dugong sees red: Pig the sea cow predicts Labor will win Australian election (sort of)

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Pig came out of the deep, a slow-moving mass in search of an answer to the question arresting the mind of the nation: who will emerge from the federal election victorious? The dugong’s performance was precise and assu...

Who will win? The seats Labor and the Coalition need for victory in Australia’s 2022 federal election

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With the polls tightening in the final days of the election campaign, both major parties are preparing for a tight contest on Saturday. Labor, after carrying the scars of the 2019 loss which it was widely expected to ...

Australian election: voters to go to polls in battle of ‘bulldozer’ and ‘builder’

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Australians head to the polls on Saturday with the opposition Labor party, led by Anthony Albanese, hoping to end nine years of conservative rule. The Liberal-National coalition government, headed by Scott Morrison, g...

China seeks to reset relationship with Australia after election

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China will seek talks with whichever party wins Saturday’s Australian federal election, with diplomatic sources declaring that they see “a good opportunity” to ease tensions in the period after the vote. A Chinese dip...

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