Up yours! Will protest votes help minor parties win votes?

Brandishing a pencil as their weapon of choice, some voters will attempt to slaughter the hopes of the major parties by lodging an "up yours" on their voting ballot — but will the protest vote impact the election outcome?

How Hanson forced Morrison’s hand on a decision some in his party wish he hadn’t made

Several MPs in the Liberal Party say they are disappointed it has taken so long for the party to put One Nation behind Labor. But instead blaming Morrison, they point the finger at the Queensland LNP who they say had to be dragged kicking and screaming to this position, writes Patricia Karvelas