INSIGHT STRATEGY – 2019 SENATE ELECTION NIGHT GUIDE

Having worked in the Senate for 10 years – it’s an institution I know well.

While all the focus is on who will form Government, the Senate is often the forgotten chamber. However, the Senate is where the Government of the day either succeeds or fails to get its legislation passed.

As my former boss, the late Senator Peter Cook once said to me.  “You can make all the grand policy statements you like in the House of Reps, but the Senate is where you get those policies passed into law”.

I hope you enjoy my 2019 Senate analysis.

JODY FASSINA | MANAGING DIRECTOR | INSIGHT STRATEGY

CLICK below to hear my in-depth analysis of the Senate in 2019 Federal Election.

 

 

 

ELECTION NIGHT GUIDE

It’s the marginal seats where Government is won or lost.

As the nation heads to the polls on May 18 you might be asking yourself which marginal seats are in play?  Which States will determine the outcome?

To help you prepare for your election night party my Election Night Guide identifies the top 25 marginal seats in play across Australia – so you will know the seats to watch.

WATCH the video below for my in-depth analysis of the 2019 Federal Election.

Jody Fassina |Managing Director | Insight Strategy

AND WE’RE OFF TO THE POLLS

At a glance

As the nation hurtles towards the election on May 18 will it prove to be Scott Morrison’s date with destiny or Bill Shorten’s ultimate triumph?

Billed as a choice between a strong economy and lower taxes under Scott Morrison, or a fair go under Bill Shorten – the race to the polls is on.

The role of minor parties and their preferences will be crucial.  With just over 20% of electors vetoing the major parties in the lower house and just over 30% in the upper house, the minor parties will once again prove to be influential to the outcome in both houses of Parliament. Continue reading “AND WE’RE OFF TO THE POLLS”

IT STARTS WITH SUPER SATURDAY

At a Glance

With the budget done and dusted, the Super Saturday of five by-elections on its way –  Australia has now entered the 12-month countdown to the next federal election.

The Prime Minister has consistently stated the election will not be held until the first half of 2019.  There have been some early mutterings that the election could take place as early as September, but the smart money is on a May 2019 election. Continue reading “IT STARTS WITH SUPER SATURDAY”

IS THE PARTY OVER?

At a Glance

March was not a good month for minor parties, but as Mark Twain once said….“the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”.

Nick Xenophon’s SA Best Party, misfired in the South Australian state election, failing to win a single lower house seat. The Greens failed in their bid to win the Batman by-election in Victoria.  In their heartland, Tasmania, the party lost a seat and went from three to two MPs.

From these March results, it’s clear that the success of minor parties is not universal. Continue reading “IS THE PARTY OVER?”

AND THEY ALL FALL DOWN

At a Glance

The citizenship crisis continues to swing like a wrecking ball through the Federal Parliament – with ancestory.com no doubt the most popular website in recent times.

Despite months of denials by Bill Shorten, it would now appear up to 5 Labor members could be referred to the High Court.  Already Labor Senator Katie Gallagher has resigned from the frontbench and has been referred to the High Court. Continue reading “AND THEY ALL FALL DOWN”

DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME

At a Glance

These are indeed challenging days for the Prime Minister.

With the publication of the latest Newspoll showing the Government behind Labor for the 21st time in succession, political pundits will be musing about the implications of 30 Newspoll losses in a row.   Remember, this was a key trigger for Malcolm Turnbull to challenge Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister. Continue reading “DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME”