looking at the results it’s not hard to glean:
labor moved a bit to the right and captured the median voter in response to their failure in 2019; they picked up LNP voters and lost greens supporters due to this.
lots of former liberal voters in rich-fag electorates don’t really like their perceived positions on climate change etc right or wrong, and that cost them some seats to independents.
covid is completely done outside of state mandates and in WA and its so embarrassing no party even wants to talk about it. they all just want people to forget the completely embarrassing debacle that was the last two years and for the most part, people already have. UAP was 8 months too late if the election had been in nov 2021 they might have won some seats. i don’t think labor is going to bring back lockdowns or mask mandates or anything, maybe they will here and there but it won’t be anything major. people are over it and politicians don’t want anybody thinking about it again because it makes them look so stupid.
ONP got some swing their way but it didn’t amount to jack shit. there is no appetite for these parties in Australia and there’s no ‘silent majority’ unfortunately, no one cares.
the main parties still saw their primary first preference vote continue to decline further, but i don’t really think the teal independents are truly any different and that accounted for a lot of this, so who cares.
Labor has inherited the poison chalice like Coming said. they are going to preside over a multi-year long economic cluster fuck and deteriorating global environment. this will probably be a one term government, at the very least the next election will be far more interesting.