Platforms for national and local elections are under constant scrutiny as new parties enter the race, but many political analysts believe there is still time to choose one.
Key points: Some party platforms are more restrictive than others The Federal Government has been forced to review its rules for the 2020 federal election, with many states considering the issue The Liberal Party’s platform has been criticised for being too restrictive.
It is understood the Federal Government is considering whether to impose a mandatory platform review every election, following a recent survey by Fairfax Media which found it is “lagging far behind other major parties”.
“It’s time for a major rethink,” said Professor Paul Farrell, who specialises in election science at the University of NSW.
It is a lot of work, and a lot to consider, and I think we are going to see some changes in this regard.””
Now, there’s a lot more legislation and there’s an expectation that the party is going to act in its best interests and that it’s going to work for the country.”
It is a lot of work, and a lot to consider, and I think we are going to see some changes in this regard.
“Prof Farrell is concerned the Federal Parliament will be more restrictive on election night, particularly in the run-up to the election.”
The Federal Government was the one that created the rules for all Australian elections,” he said.”
But there’s this belief among the public that they should be given a platform to make their case, and the Federal Party platform is the one in which that message has been given the most weight.
“I think we’re going to get a lot clearer answers on this matter in the coming weeks.”
Prof Daniel McGeoch, professor of political science at Monash University, said while some party platforms were more restrictive, others were more flexible.
“One of the big questions I think is going be how will the Liberal Party platform change and what changes are going on in the federal political landscape?” he said.
“One of those is the Federal Opposition.
I think they’ve had some changes.
The new leader has had a great impact on the environment, but they have also got some issues around the budget.”
If they are going after those issues, they may be more flexible.”‘
It’s not clear that it matters’If the Federal party wants to become a contender for the next election, it will need to develop a stronger platform to win over the public.”
“The Federal Party could be a very different party in terms of its messaging in the next two years.””
They may still win a significant number of seats, but it’s not a certain thing that they are the party that people want to vote for.””
The Federal Party could be a very different party in terms of its messaging in the next two years.”
They may still win a significant number of seats, but it’s not a certain thing that they are the party that people want to vote for.
“Mr Farrell said the Federal Liberal Party would be looking at how to attract voters to its platform, especially those who might be unsure whether or not to vote.”
This is a big issue for the party, but you can also say that the Liberals are looking at some of the things that are important for the Liberal brand and for the future of the party,” he explained.”
You can’t say the Liberals have made the wrong decision in terms with the policy and the platform, but if people don’t agree with the policies, they can go elsewhere.
“So it’s a bit like, ‘What can we do to make this better?'”
Topics:political-parties,elections,government-and-politics,political-media,national-parliament,government—state-issues,election-system,nsw,brisbane-4000,qld,australiaFirst posted October 12, 2019 16:15:48Contact Anna SeddonMore stories from Queensland