Source: The Conversation (Au and NZ) – By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Leigh Sullivan talks about the start of the federal election campaign with Michelle Grattan. They discuss the messages and tone of each of the leaders, the north-south divide of voters, and the impact of the government’s last minute approval of a stage of the Adani project on the political landscape.

ref. VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the starting line of the 2019 election campaign – http://theconversation.com/video-michelle-grattan-on-the-starting-line-of-the-2019-election-campaign-115365

The Conversation is a media resource, a source of ideas, media-ready experts. Trusted content: Our authors are academics and researchers with deep expertise. Our editors are professional journalists so you can rely on high quality content that’s also easy to read. For more, see www.theconversation.com/au/