The Foreign Desk

Explainer 138: What does the Wentworth by-election mean for Australia’s conservatives?

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24 October 2018

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In an historic upset, Australia’s governing coalition lost its one-seat parliamentary majority following a by-election in the Sydney electorate of Wentworth. Andrew Mueller explains why this comes as a shock, and asks if Australian conservatism has wandered deep into the ideological weeds.

24 October 2018

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