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This book presents a new approach to the analysis of Australian federal election campaigns, approaching them from a professional communication perspective. It stress-tests the campaigns of the major parties against the requirements of effective strategic communication planning and implementation parameters used in professional practice.
Research undertaken during the 2022 election period analyses campaign issues, whether communication tools were appropriate, and whether strategic directions led to real outcomes by delivering votes to the parties. Applying the Hallahan model for the first time in an Australian election study, the book offers rare insights into a political culture that employs compulsory voting.
It will be of interest to scholars and students of Australian politics, public relations, and communication studies.
About the Author
James Mahoney is Adjunct Professor in Professional Communication, News and Media Research Centre at the University of Canberra, Australia. His research interests are strategic communication planning and issues management.