At the end of the first sitting week of parliament, Labor caught the government flat-footed and without a majority in the House of Representatives.
The government and Labor have offered up competing packages of budget savings. The question of whether they can meet halfway will be a test for both sides.
The heightened scrutiny of Australia's immigration policies in recent weeks has shone a light on the long-term problems of indefinite detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
In less than a decade, most people won't be able to play a VHS tape anymore. Let's farewell the humble tape, and celebrate the archives finding their way to digitisation and YouTube.
The University of Canberra's acting vice-chancellor Frances Shannon and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
The era of the VCR is coming to a close, but it's impact on the way we consume and produce content has been profound.
Malcolm Turnbull swiftly announced a royal commission this week in response to revelations about the treatment of boys in the Don Dale youth detention facility.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
After an election in which voters snubbed both major parties, the campaign postmortems have been coming thick and fast.
Malcolm Turnbull is considered favourite by both sides of politics to lead his party to victory on Saturday but the opinion polls continue to bring uncertainty.
On the back of Labor's election launch on Sunday, the party waged a Medicare scare campaign that has reverberated through the whole week.
As election day edges closer, the Labor Party finds itself without much of a tailwind. At Labor's official campaign launch on Sunday, Bill Shorten will need to bring together the party's story.
This week, The Conversation followed Nick Xenophon to his home state of South Australia, where the party formed in his name looks set to be the big winnner at this election.
Malcolm Turnbull's video and Bill Shorten's book are underpinned by the same idea: the love their parents had for them, and that in turn imbued them with the right qualities to become prime minister.
Central to the celebrity Muhammad Ali achieved was his exceptional ability as a boxer.
Passing the halfway point of the election campaign, The Conversation took an in-depth look at three key seats in Victoria.
Yes, apes and dolphins are bright. But what about the other animal Einsteins?
Bruce Isaacs looks at an intense and emotionally charged scene from the 1980 classic, Raging Bull.
As the opinion polls remained tight between the two major parties, there were costly gaffes this week from both sides.