The election in the States, Territories and regions

Narelle Miragliotta, Nicholas Economou, Zareh Ghazarian, Will Saunders, Rodney Smith, John Warhurst, Paul Williams

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In this chapter, we contextualise the regional variation in the 2019
election results by focusing on some of the local factors that influenced the
campaign and the outcomes in each of the Australian States and Territories.
While the States and Territories appear to have some influence on federal
election outcomes, the reasons for this remain unclear (Martinez i Coma
and Smith 2018). Investigating the diversity of election campaign issues,
events and styles across Australia, we examine, where relevant, previous
State and Territory election results, economic conditions, specific
policy promises and campaign visits from the major party leaders, and
analyse notable regional variations within each jurisdiction. A number
of competitive ‘battleground’ seats are highlighted, which are seen as
important for the overall outcome of the election, drawing significant
resources from the major parties and attracting substantial media attention
during the campaign.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMorrison's Miracle
Subtitle of host publicationThe 2019 Australian Federal Election
EditorsAnika Gauja, Marian Sawer, Marian Simms
Place of PublicationActon ACT Australia
PublisherANU E Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781760463625
ISBN (Print)9781760463618
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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