Category: Politics

Election Special: Petrie Profile

It’s been dubbed the battle of Brisbane. The seat of Petrie, with a margin of just 1.6%, is held by a thread. Leanne Nebe reports.

Election Special: Gender Balance

In twenty-nineteen, gender equality remains an issue in many lines of work. In Politics, the imbalance is no different. Tim Lofthouse reports.

Election Special: Social Media

Gone are the days of advertising only on the TV and radio. Politians are picking up social media to engage with voters. Laura Daly reports.

Leaders make last-ditch effort for Sydney seat

Our Federal political leaders have made their final pitch to voters, ahead of Saturday’s election. Scott Morrison is urging Australians to stay the course, while Bill Shorten says it’s time for change. Laura Daly reports.

Leaders look to shore up marginal seats

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are criss-crossing the country to win over voters before Saturday and house prices are a talking point for both parties. Grace Desoe reports.

Former PMs on the campaign trail

The election race has turned personal as two former Prime Ministers berate sitting members. But do voters really prefer politicians to focus on policy? Brittany Butler reports.

Major parties focus on first home buyers plans

The needs of first home buyers continues to dominate the campaign trail. The leaders of the major parties are both claiming they have the best plans as they vie for young voters. James Stephens reports.

Polling shows Labor on track to win election

New research shows Labor is on track to win the election. The party’s support has jumped heading into the last week. Tim Lofthouse reports.

Morrison spruiks first home owners plan

Coalition leader Scott Morrison was out early, selling his plans to drop the first home deposit dramatically. He’s counting on it to swing young votes. Laura Daly reports.

Technical glitches cause NAPLAN concern

NAPLAN testing kicks off across the country on Tuesday. But a tech-savvy switch to doing it online, hasn’t come without controversy. Isla Stanich reports.