Before the May 2022 federal election, Anthony Albanese, partly to silence critics of his ‘small target’ campaign and partly to manage wider expectations, proposed to lead a Labor government that under-promised and over-delivered. A deliberately thin ‘look-at-them’ election campaign was designed to keep the focus on a tired and compromised Coalition government, rather than following Labor ... (read more)
Mark Kenny is a professor at the Australian Studies Institute at ANU. He was for many years a senior political journalist in the Parliament House Press Gallery, where he was chief political correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. He hosts the popular politics podcast Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny and is a columnist for The Canberra Times.