Analysis

Federal election 2022: Voters drift left on key issues as Anthony Albanese claims victory

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated May 23 2022 - 3:33am, first published May 22 2022 - 7:30pm
POLITICAL BASH: Dean Harris has a crack at a Scott Morrison and Clive Palmer pinata at a mate's election party in Newcastle on Saturday night. Picture: Simone De Peak

For all the talk of protecting coal jobs and the rise of the populist "freedom" parties, the story of the election in the Hunter and across Australia was a slight drift to the left.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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