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Metropolitan Australia in power

May 27, 2022 - 17:03 -- Admin

This isn’t the first time I’ve discussed the significant shift away from the Coalition in urban Australia, but in today’s post I wanted to zoom out a little and look at the historical perspective, and look at how much more polarised Australia has become between city and country since last Saturday’s election.

Mapping the major party swing

May 25, 2022 - 17:32 -- Admin

On Monday I wrote about the continuing trend of a declining vote for the major parties, which has been a major topic of conversation since Saturday’s election.

In this post I’m going to look at where the swing has taken place: the swing against each of the major parties, and the combined decline.

First up, let’s look at the statewide totals.

What happened with the Chinese-Australian vote in the big cities?

May 24, 2022 - 17:34 -- Admin

One of the trends I’ve started hearing about over the last day or two, thanks to the very smart commenters on this blog, is that booth swings in a bunch of suburban seats in Sydney and Melbourne were particularly strong in the areas with a large population of Chinese-Australian voters. So I thought I would try and visualise this effect, or see if it was just anecdote.

Australia 2022, election night live

May 21, 2022 - 18:00 -- Admin

6:31 – I’ll have the full list on the Guardian liveblog, but there are 11 independents on the east coast included in the TCP. This includes three incumbents, one running against Labor (Dai Le in Fowler) and two regional candidates (Jack Dempsey in Hinkler and Rob Priestly in Nicholls), with the rest typical teal candidates.

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