Coalition (Australia)

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The Coalition
LeaderTBD
Deputy leaderMichael McCormack
Founded1923; 99 years ago (1923)
HeadquartersCanberra, ACT
IdeologyConservatism
Economic liberalism
Agrarianism
Political positionCentre-right[1][2]
House of Representatives
76 / 151 (50%)
[3]
Senate
36 / 76 (47%)
[4]

The Liberal–National Coalition is an alliance of centre-right political parties that forms one of the two major groupings in Australian federal politics. Its main opponent is the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

The Coalition was in government from the 2013 federal election until their defeat in the 2022 federal election. During that time, the group was led by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, and Scott Morrison.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ian Marsh (2006). "Australia's political cartel? Major parties and the party system in the era of globalisation". In Ian Marsh (ed.). Political Parties in Transition?. Federation Press. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-86287-593-7.
  2. Irial Glynn (2016). Asylum Policy, Boat People and Political Discourse: Boats, Votes and Asylum in Australia and Italy. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-137-51733-3.
  3. AEC projection Archived 2019-08-01 at the Wayback Machine, 20 May 2019
  4. media estimate