Coalition (Australia)

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The Coalition
LeaderScott Morrison
Deputy leaderMichael McCormack
Founded1923; 97 years ago (1923)
HeadquartersCanberra, ACT
IdeologyConservatism
Liberal conservatism
Conservative liberalism
Economic liberalism
Classical liberalism
Agrarianism
Political positionCentre-right[1][2]
House of Representatives
77 / 151 (51%)
[3]
Senate
35 / 76 (46%)
[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 has been in government since the 2013 federal election, most recently being re-elected in the 2019 Australian federal election. The group is led by Scott Morrison as Prime Minister of Australia since August 2018.

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, 20 May 2019
  4. media estimate