There is nothing in the Constitution to deal with the situation in which neither side can form a majority government.
The majority of Australians approve of compulsory voting – and have done so for decades. The nay-sayers continue to be a minority.
Before Australians go to vote on Saturday, The Conversation’s editors have assembled a guide to 11 key policy areas that could swing the vote.
Despite years of research, nobody knows how to provide evidence of an accurate result while keeping individual e-votes private.
Following the Turnbull government’s recent changes, Australia has new rules for electing senators. How will they work in practise?
At federal elections, voters must cast a preference for all candidates in their lower house seat. Failure to do so, or failure to give an ordinal list of preferences, renders the ballot informal.
The struggle for political equality has shaped Australian democracy. This is undermined by a fragmented political donations system that can be easily evaded.
The number of members of the House of Representatives is variable. It is a result of a formula given in the Constitution.
What are some of the legalities and issues around political advertising in federal campaigns?
Final pre-election Australian polls have usually been accurate, at least on primary votes.
What is a double-dissolution election? How does it differ from an ordinary election? And why the rush after the budget?
What are the key policy issues on which the 2016 federal election will be fought?
It is unusual to invoke the caretaker conventions so far out from an election. So why is Labor clamouring for them to kick in?
We asked our experts to appraise the political and policy performances of the federal cabinet and shadow cabinet.