The unofficial campaign for next year’s election is gaining momentum for both major political parties. Labor is putting the spotlight on education policy, while Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited various communities, including flood-affected New South Wales regions and a motorsport event.
Anika Gauja, professor of politics at the University of Sydney, believes this is “quite a distinctive episode”. She puts this down to the increasing number of independents declaring their candidacies earlier, evidence of a significant mobilisation in their electorates against the government and the major parties on progressive issues such as climate change. She also … Read more