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#AusVotes Election 2019

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Politics

Former Labor Leader Bill Shorten Takes Full Responsibility For Election Loss

1 min read

Former opposition leader Bill Shorten says he's fully responsible for Labor's surprise loss at the federal election, and believes the party gave out too many messages in the lead-up.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Dutchman Who Predicted Our 2019 Election -- In The 1960s

4 min read

The 2019 election result flummoxed lots of people. But was it predicted by a Dutchman way back in the 1960s?

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

Voters Taught Bill Shorten A Brutal Lesson. Here's A Kinder One

4 min read

Dear Bill,

Politics

Politics

Surge In Aussies Wanting To Move To New Zealand After Shock Election Result

2 min read

NZ's immigration office reported a surge in the number of Australians looking to move following the Coalition's win on Saturday.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

The REAL Reason Labor Lost The Election

3 min read

There isn’t a conspiracy. There just isn’t.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Australian Voters Don't Like Being Told Who They're Going To Vote For

3 min read

After the 2016 election I stated on television that the Liberal Party was an "election-winning machine".

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Aussie Supermarket Selling Cheap, 'Ugly' Fruit And Veggies

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

One Nation Election Truck Goes Up In Flames In Roadside Inferno

1 min read

A One Nation truck has been set on fire in Tasmania following Saturday's Federal Election.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Paramedic Nearly Dies After Macca's Mix-Up

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

9 Things You Should Know About Prime Minister Scott Morrison

2 min read

After a long five-week campaign, we finally have a winner. Here are some fast facts about Australia's Prime Minister elect.

Politics

Politics

The Election Was Won And Lost In These Seats That Labor Needed - But Failed - To Blitz

3 min read

Where did Labor go wrong? How did the Coalition government pinch this one?

Politics

Politics

Adani, Palmer, 'Death Taxes': What The Hell Happened In Queensland?

3 min read

Labor experienced a stunning wipe-out in Queensland, and there's already calls for the state to secede.

Politics

Politics

Fraser Anning And Clive Palmer Won't Win A Senate Seat

4 min read

It was a surprise swing to the right in Queensland, but two high-profile conservative politicians won't make it to the Senate after all.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

Labor Will Do What It Does Best -- Blow Itself Up

2 min read

Wow. Or, as one of the most senior Bill Shorten lieutenants texted me last night while I sat on Network 10’s election panel -- “what the f just happened?!?”

Politics

Politics

Trump, Turnbull Congratulate Morrison's 'GREAT' Election Win

1 min read

The congratulations are coming in for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, after he pulled off a surprise election victory.

National

National

Housing Crisis: Young People Pushing Older Women Into Homelessness

3 min read

The housing affordability crisis is plaguing more than Australia's youth.

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

'I Wish We Could Have Done It For Bob': Shorten Quits As Leader

2 min read

Labor leader Bill Shorten has formally conceded the election, paving the way for Scott Morrison to claim victory for the Coalition.

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

Labor Concede The 'Unlosable' Election

3 min read

Bill Shorten has called Scott Morrison to concede defeat in the election.

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

'I'd Rather Be A Loser Than A Quitter': Tony Abbott Concedes Warringah

2 min read

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has conceded his seat of Warringah to independent candidate Zali Steggal.

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

Tony Abbott Has Spectacularly Lost Warringah

3 min read

Zali Steggall has unseated former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Warringah, ending his 25-year reign as the local MP.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison And Tony Abbott Heckled About Climate Change

2 min read

It's been pegged as the climate change election and as Australians cast their final votes on Saturday, politicians were still being asked hard questions about the planet.

Politics

Politics

How Aussies In Antarctica Cast Their Votes

2 min read

It's never too cold for democracy -- but it can be too cold for a democracy sausage.

National

National

Man Accused Of Indecently Exposing Himself At Polling Booth

1 min read

A man -- believed to be a United Australia Party volunteer -- has been fined for allegedly exposing himself at a polling booth in Sydney's southwest.

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

Bill Shorten Finally Learned How To Eat A Democracy Sausage

2 min read

It was probably the biggest scandal of election day 2016, so he wasn't going to make the same mistake twice.

#10YourVote

#10YourVote

'How Good Is Australia?': Morrison Claims 'Miracle' Victory

1 min read

The Liberals will retain government, winning the most unlikely of victories while Bill Shorten quit as Labor leader.

Political Analysis

Political Analysis

Victoria Holds The Key To Shorten's 'Unloseable' Election

5 min read

ANALYSIS: Three months ago, it seemed unbelievable. One month ago, it seemed unthinkable. Now, it's possible.

#YourVote

#YourVote

All The Money Going One Way In Late Election Betting Twist

2 min read

Throughout the election campaign, the odds for the Coalition have gradually gotten shorter, meaning they were statistically more likely to win.

Updated

Updated

Liberal Volunteer Allegedly Stabbed With Corkscrew In Abbott's Seat Of Warringah

1 min read

An irate man allegedly assaulted a Liberal volunteer with a corkscrew at a polling station in Tony Abbott's Sydney electorate on the eve of the federal election.

#YourVote

#YourVote

Thank God It's Nearly Over! The Final Strange Days Of #AusVotes

2 min read

We made it to the finish line! We've all had a go, and now we get to go back to [largely] ignoring politics.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford: A Blow-By-Blow Account Of What Will Happen On Election Day

5 min read

You head to your local primary school early to avoid the crowds.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

The Crazy Rituals I Always Performed In The Final Hours Before An Election

3 min read

It’s hard to believe the five weeks of the this election campaign are almost over.

National

National

Each Party Is One 'Stuff Up' Away From An Election Loss

3 min read

By this point in the game, most pollsters have put down their numbers.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Diner Accidentally Served $8,500 Bottle Of Red

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Politics

Politics

Dollar Bill: Betting Agency Pays Labor Win BEFORE The Election

1 min read

It's all over bar the voting. Labor has won.

National

National

'I Will Continue, Unfortunately': Kerri Anne-Kennerley Vows To Stand By Her Opinions

2 min read

Studio 10 panelist Kerri-Anne Kennerley said she will not stop sharing her controversial opinions, saying she is entitled to her stance on social issues. 

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Admits He Loves Coriander In Election Bombshell

2 min read

The PM made a controversial decision on Thursday, professing love for the most hated herb of them all -- coriander.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Trapped Farmer Amputates Own Leg To Survive

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Nathan Steiner

Nathan Steiner

Why Australia Should Ditch Paper Ballots And Switch To Online Voting

6 min read

With another election right around the corner, Australians across the country are debating where to cast their vote on the big day.

TV

TV

Magda Szubanski Parodies The Terrible Federal Candidate Of Your Nightmares

1 min read

How would you feel about Lynne Postlethwaite running in your federal electorate?

Politics

Politics

Morrison Finally Explains What His ‘Promise Of Australia’ Slogan Actually Means

3 min read

It’s the term that has left many scratching their heads -- so here’s what the Prime Minister’s latest slogan means.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Detained For 10 Days After 'Illegally' Naming Dogs

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Mullet Hunters Star J-Rod's Random Meeting With The PM For 'The Bogan Vote'

4 min read

The most-derided hairstyle of all time got the official Prime Ministerial tick of approval, as a bloke named J-Rod crashed his way into the federal election.

Politics

Politics

Josh Frydenberg's Supposedly 'Safe' Seat Is A Major Hotbed Of Political Activity

4 min read

ANALYSIS: Letters, robocalls, late night polls and billboards.

Cassandra Goldie

Cassandra Goldie

Tax Cuts Sound Great, But If ScoMo's Numbers Are Off, Expect Big Problems

4 min read

In this election, there has been a lot of talk about tax.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

'I'm Not Running For Pope, I'm Running For Prime Minister'

5 min read

Being forced to clarify that you don't believe gay people go to hell is not exactly an ideal situation just days out from an election.

Politics

Politics

‘More Debt, Higher Prices’: Experts Poke Holes In First-Home Buyer Deposit Policy

4 min read

A bipartisan policy on housing affordability could lead to more expensive homes, experts say -- the exact opposite impact hoped for.

News

News

Woman Terrified After Letterbox 'Marked' With Black Tape

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

Scott Morrison Won't Clarify If Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Has Changed

2 min read

Scott Morrison says he supports the law of the country but wouldn't say if his personal opposition to same-sex marriage has changed since it was legalised.

Politics

Politics

Hockeyroos Say PM's $600K Announcement Will Help Their Tokyo 2020 Bid

2 min read

Australia’s female hockey stars have given a thumbs-up to Scott Morrison’s investment in the sport in Perth, saying it will help them in the run-up to their Olympic campaign.

Politics

Politics

Ex-One Nation Senator Crashes PM's Conference, Unloads On Pauline Hanson

3 min read

Beer in hand, a controversial former One Nation senator was a surprise guest at the Prime Minister’s Perth event, slamming his former leader Pauline Hanson.

The Project

The Project

'Taking A Stand On One Side': GetUp Grilled Over Federal Election Influence

4 min read

With thousands of volunteers and millions to spend, progressive campaigners GetUp have rustled some feathers among the major parties this election campaign.

Politics

Politics

Worker Punished For Questioning Shorten

1 min read

An electrical engineer who accidentally tripped up Prime Ministerial hopeful Bill Shorten has been suspended and not returned to work at the site since.

#YourVote

#YourVote

Here's How To Keep Across The Election This Saturday On 10

2 min read

As five weeks of campaigning finally come to an end, the countdown to election night is well and truly on -- and we'll bring you all the sizzle.

Politics

Politics

PM Drowned Out During Ill-Timed Housing Announcement

3 min read

He was out promoting a first homebuyers plan, but an ill-timed burst of building noise ironically interrupted the Prime Minister’s press conference.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Bride Furious After Guests Bring Tupperware Containers For Leftovers

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Politics

Politics

'Socialism Isn't Scary': Greens Candidate Says Capitalism Has Failed

4 min read

A Greens candidate is proud to call himself a socialist, slamming "red-baiting" fears and saying capitalism has "failed" Australian society.

Politics

Politics

An Election Ballot Was Sent To Ned Kelly At The Glenrowan Inn

3 min read

Australia's most famous bushranger died in 1880 -- but he's been given the chance to vote in the 2019 federal election.

Politics

Politics

New First Homebuyers Deposit Scheme Announced At Liberal Launch

4 min read

Several Liberal Party figures skipped their party's election campaign launch, as the Prime Minister outlined a new policy to benefit first homebuyers.

Politics

Politics

Will Tony Abbott Get The Chop In Warringah?

7 min read

What do you do when you respect someone but think their best days are behind them? 

#YourVote

#YourVote

Cage Hens, Factory Farming To Be Banned Under Greens Animal Cruelty Overhaul

2 min read

EXCLUSIVE: The Greens will pursue a radical overhaul of animal cruelty laws in a bid to crack down on factory and puppy farms, that will include jail time and hefty fines.

Below The Line

Below The Line

Fossils And F**k-Ups: A Weird Week On The AusVotes Campaign Trail

2 min read

It just feels like this campaign is never going to end, doesn't it?

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

Nobody Ever Got Anywhere Changing Horses Midstream

3 min read

In 1987, Prime Minister Bob Hawke called an early election -- a double dissolution election -- over the issue of whether every Australian should have an identification card: the “Australia Card”.

Politics

Politics

Labor Finally Reveals What Its Election Promises Cost

2 min read

Changes to negative gearing and franking credits will help save Australia $154 billion, Labor claimed, as the party finally answered a big question about how much its election promises would cost.

#YourVote

#YourVote

All the Candidates Who've Been Dumped Or Resigned Over Social Media Posts

5 min read

Political hopefuls are dropping like flies as polling day nears over dodgy social media posts.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Australia's Most Trusted Politician Isn't Even An Aussie

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Politics

Politics

Tony Abbott Handshake Snubbed By Schoolkids

1 min read

Tony Abbott might be a former Prime Minister, but today he had trouble getting handshakes out of schoolkids.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

'Neighbours' Writer Says Australians Have Lost The Knack Of Being Good Neighbours

3 min read

For a quarter of a century, Wayne Doyle was a writer for 'Neighbours', the quintessential window into middle Australia.

Politics

Politics

Why These Two Workers Blanked Bill For A Handshake

3 min read

Bill Shorten went back to his union boss roots when he visited a warehouse to rally the troops, but not everyone was exactly excited to see him.

Politics

Politics

Shorten Says Aussies Have 'Tuned Out' Of The Election, Blames Negative Politics

3 min read

Bill Shorten is on a five-week cross-country road trip, but he knows many people don’t care at all.

Politics

Politics

Folau 'Shouldn’t Suffer Employment Penalty' For Anti-Gay Posts: Shorten

3 min read

Rugby star Israel Folau is “entitled to his beliefs” and shouldn’t be penalised for them, Labor leader Bill Shorten told an election debate.

Politics

Politics

Bill Shorten Greeted With Coffee, Cuddles And Apathy On Election Campaign

6 min read

I tell a lady in the medical centre waiting room she just missed seeing Bill Shorten and his big red bus. “I’m sure I can get over it,” came her deadpan reply.

National

National

Shorten 'Turned This Election Campaign On Its Ear': Steve Price

2 min read

Bill Shorten's emotional response to a News Corp hit piece on his late mother may have just won him the election, speculated Steve Price.

Good News

Good News

Aussies Share Their Moving #MyMum Stories After Shorten's Tears

3 min read

Inspired by Bill Shorten's emotional defence of his mum, other Australians are sharing their own stories of mothers who have gone above and beyond for their kids.

Politics

Politics

Shorten Fights Back Tears After 'Attack' On Dead Mother

3 min read

Labor leader Bill Shorten has blasted a “political attack” on his dead mother Ann.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Kicked Off Flight For Ignoring Safety Video

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Weird Things Aussies Are Googling About The Election

4 min read

Aussies are obsessed with height.

Politics

Politics

Penny Wong Slams Liberal-Linked 'Fake News' On Chinese Social Media

2 min read

Scott Morrison must explain his party’s involvement in anti-Labor fake news on We Chat, Penny Wong said, as the election campaign takes a nasty turn.

Politics

Politics

'Egg Girl' Charged With Common Assault On Prime Minister

1 min read

A 24-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly egging Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

These Witless Eggers Could Scramble Our Democracy

3 min read

The fool who smashed an egg onto the head of the Prime Minister today was stupid.

Politics

Politics

Everything We Know About 'Egg Girl'

1 min read

The young woman who attempted to egg Scott Morrison at an event on Tuesday reportedly did it for humanitarian reasons. 

News

News

Prime Minister (Nearly) Egged By Young Woman

1 min read

A young protester has been wrestled away from Prime Minister Scott Morrison after attempting to egg him at a Country Women's Association event in Albury.

Alex Greenwich

Alex Greenwich

Why YES Voters Could Decide The Election

6 min read

The Federal election on May 18 will be the first held since the legislation of marriage equality in December 2017.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Warning After Teen Critically Injured In Viral 'Choking Game'

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Politics

Politics

Bill Shorten Just Gave Strongest Indication Yet He Will Increase Centrelink Payments

2 min read

The Newstart payment is "too low", Labor leader Bill Shorten has admitted, signalling that a government he leads will boost the below-poverty allowance after May 18.

Politics

Politics

Inside GetUp's Ambitious Campaign To Crush Dutton And The Liberal Right

7 min read

There's 151 seats up for grabs on May 18, but progressive campaigners GetUp are focusing on just six.

Christopher Pyne

Christopher Pyne

If You Think This Will Be The Election Of Minor Parties And Independents, Think Again

4 min read

Australia is one of the most stable, if not the most stable, democracies in the world.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Mum Called 'Fat B***h' While Running, Her Response Goes Viral

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Political Analysis

Political Analysis

ScoMo On The Go: How The Prime Minister Is Fanging For A Fight

5 min read

The surf is so close you can smell its briny air.

Politics

Politics

Labor Wants You To Know Bill Shorten Really Respects Women

5 min read

ANALYSIS: His wife joked she was his “feminist conscience”. A slick video talked about how well he can work with women. Amid Bill Shorten’s star-studded Labor campaign launch, one message was clear.

Politics

Politics

Kevin Rudd And Julia Gillard Unite For Labor Party Campaign Launch

3 min read

All smiles and waves, former prime ministers Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd entered the Labor campaign launch in Brisbane shoulder to shoulder.

Politics

Politics

How A Former Liberal Candidate Could Cost The Coalition A Crucial Seat

2 min read

Scott Morrison is facing an unexpected insurgency that he reluctantly created and now cannot control.

Politics

Politics

Meet The Migrant Son Taking On The Immigration Minister This Election

4 min read

If you want to get in touch with Labor candidate Chris Gambian, just call him.

Below The Line

Below The Line

Dropouts, Dinosaurs And Strip Clubs: A Weird Week Three Of The AusVotes Campaign

1 min read

We're just halfway through this campaign, and things keep getting stranger.

Jonathan Lea

Jonathan Lea

The 'Middle-Finger Vote': How Voters Are Deciding When Democracy Suits Them

3 min read

Welcome to the world of pre-polling, where voters decide when democracy suits them and don't care for sausages, no matter what the source.

Politics

Politics

Labor Candidate Luke Creasey Resigns Over Social Media Posts

2 min read

Labor's Luke Creasey has withdrawn as his party's candidate for Melbourne over a series of offensive comments on social media.

National

National

'A New Nastiness': Tony Abbott Targeted With Expletive-Laden Posters

4 min read

Police are hunting two men over "offensive" posters of Tony Abbott plastered around Warringah.

National

National

'F**k The Far Right': Swastikas And Neo-Nazi Groups Are Marring This Election

4 min read

Greens co-deputy leader Adam Bandt is the latest politician to be targeted by anti-Semitism, in a federal election marred by hateful rhetoric.

Politics

Politics

Liberal Candidate Resigns After 'Appalling' Gay Comments, Criticism Of Tim Wilson

3 min read

Yet another election hopeful is in hot water, resigning from after comments about "homosexual lifestyle" carrying appalling health risks", in the latest outrageous online comment to stir controversy this campaign.

Politics

Politics

It's Surprisingly Easy To Ruin Your Senate Vote. Here's How To Make Sure It Counts

3 min read

It's surprisingly easy to accidentally mess up your Senate vote.

Views

Views

Scott Morrison's Deeply Rooted Problem -- Inside His Own Party

3 min read

Scott Morrison has a deeply rooted problem.