Coalition (Australia)

group of centre-right political parties in Australia

The Liberal–National Coalition is an alliance of centre-right political parties that forms one of the two major groupings in Australian federal politics. Its main opponent is the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

The Coalition
LeaderPeter Dutton
Deputy leaderDavid Littleproud
Founded1923; 101 years ago (1923)
HeadquartersCanberra, ACT
Economic liberalism
Political positionCentre-right[1][2]
House of Representatives
57 / 151 (38%)
32 / 76 (42%)

The Coalition was in government from the 2013 federal election until their defeat in the 2022 federal election. During that time, the group was led by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull, and Scott Morrison.


  1. Ian Marsh (2006). "Australia's political cartel? Major parties and the party system in the era of globalisation". In Ian Marsh (ed.). Political Parties in Transition?. Federation Press. p. 17. ISBN 978-1-86287-593-7.
  2. Irial Glynn (2016). Asylum Policy, Boat People and Political Discourse: Boats, Votes and Asylum in Australia and Italy. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-137-51733-3.
  3. AEC projection Archived 2019-08-01 at the Wayback Machine, 20 May 2019
  4. media estimate