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Julia 2010: The caretaker election

Julia 2010: The caretaker election – whole book (PDF, 9.8MB)


  1. The Caretaker Election of 2010: ‘Julia 10’ versus ‘Tony 10’ and the onset of minority governmentMarian Simms and John Wanna


Part 1. Leaders, Ideologies and the Campaign

  1. Diary of an ElectionMarian Simms
  2. Bad Governments Lose: Surely there is no mystery thereRodney Cavalier
  3. The Ideological ContestCarol Johnson


Part 2. The Media and the Polls

  1. The New Media and the Campaign  - Peter John Chen
  2. To the Second Decimal Point: How the polls vied to predict the national vote, monitor the marginals and second-guess the SenateMurray Goot
  3. Debates, Town-Hall Meetings and Media InterviewsGeoffrey Craig
  4. May the Less Threatening Leader of the Opposition Win: The cartoonists’ view of election 2010Haydon Manning and Robert Phiddian


Part 3. The Parties’ Perspectives

  1. The 2010 Federal Election: The Liberal PartyBrian Loughnane
  2. The Australian Labor PartyElias Hallaj
  3. The GreensAndrew Bartlett


Part 4. The States and Regions

  1. New South WalesElaine Thompson and Geoff Robinson
  2. VictoriaNick Economou
  3. South AustraliaDean Jaensch
  4. The Northern TerritoryDean Jaensch
  5. TasmaniaTony McCall
  6. The Australian Capital Territory Malcolm Mackerras
  7. QueenslandIan Ward
  8. Western Australia at the Polls: A case of resurgent regionalismNarelle Miragliotta and Campbell Sharman
  9. Rural and Regional Australia: The ultimate winners?Jennifer Curtin and Dennis Woodward


Part 5. Policies and Issues

  1. Managing Gender: The 2010 federal electionMarian Sawer
  2. Immigration Issues in the 2010 Federal ElectionJames Jupp
  3. The Influence of Unions and Business in the 2010 Federal Election: Claims of ‘slash and burn’ and ‘still no response and no answers’John Wanna
  4. Environmental Issues and the 2010 CampaignGeordan Graetz and Haydon Manning
  5. Religion and the 2010 Election: Elephants in the roomJohn Warhurst


Part 6. Election Results

  1. The Results and the Pendulum Malcolm Mackerras
  2. Electoral Behaviour in the 2010 Australian Federal ElectionClive Bean and Ian McAllister
  3. Seventeen Days to Power: Making a minority governmentBrian Costar


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