The Liberal wipeout in South Australia leaves Coalition governments standing in NSW and Tasmania.
The implications for the Morrison government are clearly not great, although SA will not be pivotal to the federal result. But what is it about state Coalition parties? This century, Labor has won 25 state elections and the Coalition 11.
Callum Foote is a journalist and Revolving Doors editor for Michael West Media. He has studied the impact of undue corporate influence over Australian policy decisions and the impact this has on popular interests.