Australian Election

Labor needs new candidates, early

by AAP
Submissions to internal review reveal bitter disappointment at election loss.

The last thing Abbott needs is an early Victorian election

If the crisis unfolding in the Victorian parliament results in an early election, voters are likely to register a protest vote against the increasingly unpopular federal government.

Abbott's tax betrayal will cost him dearly

Tony Abbott’s call for an income tax levy is a broken promise and a blow to Australian democracy. Coalition voters are taking note.

WA Senate election results declared

by AAP
Formal declaration of results of re-run election shows extent of swing to Greens, PUP.

WA senate election results finalised

by AAP
Final results confirm three WA senate seats for Liberals and one each for Greens, ALP and PUP.

WA senate result expected today

by AAP
Results of the West Australian Senate re-run election almost ready to be announced.

Palmer ‘hoodwinked’ candidates

PUP candidate hits out at MP, says attitude needs to be exposed: report.

Palmer's 'power' may lead to strange bedfellows

There are good reasons to think either Labor or the Greens will act to take the wind out of Palmer's sails on the carbon tax by voting for the repeal themselves.

Nationals may help Libs in WA

by AAP
Key preferences could see Liberals gain third seat in WA re-run.

Sixth WA senate seat up for grabs

by AAP
Big swings against ALP and Libs ensure close race for key sixth seat.

Numbers up for WA's Senate election re-run

by AAP
Coalition numbers under sharp focus with Abbott government six months old.

In WA the 'mercy seat' is waiting

The course of the 44th parliament will fork one way, or the other, based on the votes of a relatively small number of WA citizens who will shape Australian history.

WA voter fatigue unlikely: AEC

by AAP
Electoral commission says number of WA pre-poll votes unchanged from 2013.

WA poll faces fresh mishap

by AAP
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About 75 pre-poll votes will be recast after being placed in unsecured ballot box.

PM labels PUP 'one man personality cult'

by AAP
Tony Abbott dismissive of worth of Clive Palmer's political party.

Shorten launches WA campaign

by AAP
ALP leader says WA voters can deliver early verdict on Abbott government.

SA Labor secures fourth term

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Independent MP Geoff Brock allows Labor to form minority government.

Nats will do better at re-run poll: Joyce

by AAP
Party looks to put botched preference deal behind it.

Labor to refund Rudd donation

by AAP
ALP acts on illegal $200,000 foreign donation allegedly paid to Griffith account.

Liberals gain ground in SA election

by AAP
AEC starts counting absentee, pre-poll and postal votes in too-close-to-call election.