Double Dissolution


Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election covers the context, key battles and issues in the election campaign, and reports and analyses the results in detail. Emily Hazlewood reports.

The book evaluates the roles of political actors such as the parties, independents, media, interest groups and GetUp!, and examines the discussion on social media.

Experts from a range of policy fields provide an analysis of election issues ranging from the economy and industrial relations to social policy, the environment and gender and sexuality. Each of the chapters is written on the basis of in-depth and original research, providing new insights into this important political event.

As an agenda-setting event signalling future policy and policy contestation, the 2016 election was extremely underwhelming.