The Coalition’s loss of government in Victoria after a single term upended conventional wisdom about Australian elections. With two more state elections looming, and the federal government languishing in the polls, political scientists Brian Costar, Sally Young and Peter Brent discuss the underlying issues with Inside Story’s Peter Clarke.
• Brian Costar is professor of politics in the Swinburne Institute for Social Research.
• Sally Young is Associate Professor and Reader in Political Science at the University of Melbourne.
• Peter Brent blogs on politics and polls at Mumble.