How Peta Credlin is attempting to frame the media’s discussion of Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership. Analysis for Crikey.

As John Howard said, elections are won and lost in the centre. Analysis for Crikey.

The opposition’s efforts to pitch every policy debate as a battle between “us and them” may not have galvanised voter support in the way Labor wished.

Gotcha journalism is, in large part, responsible for politicians not being allowed to utter a single unscripted word.

The beginning of the campaign was all education, healthcare, negative gearing and badly behaved banks. That’s Labor territory — so it took a far-right Abbottista to bring the conversation back to solid Coalition ground.

Preference deals serve many agendas. When it comes to the allocation of preferences at Australian elections, no party can claim to have clean hands.