Battle of the bands

The battle of the bands, known as the election campaign, offered two clear alternatives in 2019.

The ALP offered an experimental playlist with big spending on health and education alongside changes to franking credits, negative gearing and capital gains tax. Led by their new front man, the Coalition stuck with their old-time favourites including a substantial package of tax cuts and the melody of ‘jobs and security’.

Come election night, both candidates and voters were eager to get the results of the final countdown

Stable Leadership

David Pope, The Canberra Times,

Hard Hats and High Vis

Chris 'ROY' Taylor, Herald Sun,


John Frith, Melbourne Herald,

How Preferences Work

Peter MacMullin, Adelaide Sunday Mail,

Culture Wars at the Election Cake

Wes Mountain, The Conversation,

The Bad Egg

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Election Posters

Michael Leunig, The Sydney Morning Herald,

Labor Unity

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Team ScoMo

Cathy Wilcox, The Sydney Morning Herald,

The Unlosable Election

Mark Knight, Herald Sun,

Putting the Band Back Together

David Pope, The Canberra Times,


Christopher Downes, The Mercury,