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The Australian Election Studies aim to provide a long-term perspective on stability and change in the political attitudes and behaviour of the Australian electorate, and investigate the changing social bases of Australian politics as the economy and society modernise and change character. In addition to these long-term goals they examine the political issues prevalent in the election and assess their importance for the election result.
The Australian Election Study survey is directed by Professor Ian McAllister (Australian National University), Dr Juliet Pietsch (Australian National University), Professor Clive Bean (Queensland University of Technology) and Professor Rachel Gibson (University of Leicester).
The studies have been running as a series of surveys beginning in 1987 that have been timed to coincide with Australian Federal elections. The series also builds on the Australian National Political Attitudes Surveys run in 1967, 1969 and 1979.
AES 2013 data now available
The data from the Australian Election Study 2013 are now available for online analysis and download from the Australian Data Archive. Details on how to access the data are available from the AES2013 information page.
The Australian Voter: 50 Years of Change
Australia has seen profound changes in politics over the past half century. A new book 'The Australian Voter: 50 Years of Change' by Professor Ian McAllister charts these changes from the perspective of the ordinary voter, using the Australian Election Study.
AES 2010 data now available
The AES data for the 2010 election survey is now available at the Australian Social Science Data Archives
Australian Election Study Workshop
Friday, 21st February 2014 - 2:00pm - Saturday, 22nd February 2014 - 12:30pm