Despite Anthony Albanese’s victory, the 2022 Australian election was essentially a complete rejection of Scott Morrison and the political style he has come to personify.
As Treasurer, Morrison chuckled as he held up a chunk of coal before the House of Representatives as a sign of the gravity of the climate catastrophe.
A politics that many female voters, particularly, deemed sexist and obnoxious to a degree.
Truth-twisting and lying, such as when Morrison claimed Macron had “sledged” the Australian people over the cancellation of a multi-billion dollar submarine contract, when it was obvious that Macron had mounted a highly personalized attack on a man he labelled a “liar” over the contract cancellation.
Historians may decide that Australian voters ousted the country’s first post-truth prime minister at a period when conservative politics in Australia have showed some small-t Trumpian features.
As a Pentecostal Christian, he claimed that he believed in miracles on the night of his surprise triumph in 2019. Instead of leading his party into the desert, the retiring Liberal leader may have led them into the wilderness.
There has been a dramatic fall in the walls of conservative fortresses. The Liberal Party’s long-held parliamentary strongholds have been reduced to deserted swaths of countryside.
Real estate around Sydney Harbor’s shores is some of the most costly on the nation. This country’s political landscape has undergone a radical transformation as a result of the “teal” wave that has swept across it.
When it comes to seats that run from the Opera House to the coast, there are no Liberals in charge. Wentworth and Woringa, which were represented by Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott until recently, are among them.
You might compare that to the loss of all of the Democrats in another famous harbor city like San Francisco.
The teal tsunami didn’t only sweep over Sydney’s liberal ramparts, though.
While the constituency of Kooyong, originally held by Australia’s longest serving prime minister Robert Menzies, seems to be safe for the Liberal Party. The seat of Kooyong has been consistently conservative since Australia’s unification in 1901.
This year’s elections followed the same pattern as previous ones. Workers in historic Labor strongholds are becoming disenchanted with a party that has been preoccupied on courting working class battlers in recent decades.
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Teal independents’ ascent has destroyed the main party duopoly in large cities, where 86% of Australia’s population resides.
The Australian Greens, one of the most under-reported tales of this election, have also emerged.
The Greens are sure that they will win the state of Queensland in what they term a “greenslide,” even though the ballots have not yet been tabulated.
The popular notion in Australian politics is that green politics are anathema to the country’s “Deep North” state if this assertion is accurate.
This mining and resource hub’s fear of alienating Labor supporters has paralyzed Labor’s response to climate change.
In this case, the Greens have benefited from Labor’s hesitance on carbon limits.
Things have changed dramatically if areas of Queensland are renamed “Greenland” because to climate change.
A record low primary vote for Liberal and Labor was attributed to Green Party triumph and rising popularity of independent candidates (which is where voters record their first preference).
The face-offs between the major party leaders always had a none-of-the-above vibe about them. That’s what the findings show.
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