A win will be another step in the right direction for the Opposition, and their leader, after several challenging years.
In the recent state election in Victoria, the party secured swings against Labor in all the wrong places.
Justin Trudeau’s government is much less prepared to call what China is doing in Xinjiang a genocide, however.
A recent brawl at the National Party conference highlights how totally marginalised it remains in Dublin politics.
After an historic victory in 2020, her government has fallen short on housing and infrastructure whilst overseeing a ‘brain drain’.
To use Anthony Albanese’s own attack line while he was opposition leader, “everything is going up except wages”.
Whatever you think of Boris Johnson or Priti Patel, they never invoked the Civil Contingencies Act to sweep Extinction Rebellion from the streets.
As Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil prepare for an unprecedented game of musical chairs, the republicans are riding high in the polls.
The ability to put politics aside and deprioritise it is fundamentally good. Not caring about politics is a luxury usually reserved for people in well-run democracies.
Endless efforts at constitutional appeasement after the 1980 referendum saw the country come very close to breaking up in 1995.
The end of August marked 100 days since the Australian Labor Party ended nearly a decade of centre-right government. Temporary popularity obscures an escalating series of gaffes.
The CPC had 169,000 members at the end of 2021; now it has 678,000. The long-term impact on the Party remains to be seen.
Voters value stability. Our parties have made a national sport of ‘spills’, and been punished at the ballot box.
After nine years in government and three prime ministers, the right gave up on making a positive case – and paid the price at the ballot box.
As Labor and the Coalition struggle to land blows on each other, disenchanted voters are hungry for an alternative.