THIS week we saw an Anthony Albanese-led Labor Party easily win the federal election.
Political analyst Haydon Manning, Flinders University, believes the leadership of the Coalition was a major reason for the election result, with strong public contempt for former PM Scott Morrison.
This is despite the Liberal government getting through the COVID-19 pandemic, a strong economy and low unemployment.
A national swing away from the major parties was reflected in SA. The Liberal first preference vote in SA decreased by 5.37pc when compared to 2019, while Labor's dropped 0.85pc.
The Liberal primary vote in SA was slightly ahead of Labor's at 35.2pc to 34.5pc, but on a two party-preferred basis Labor outstripped the Liberals 56.16pc to 43.84pc - a 5.45pc swing to Labor.
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