Labor's finance spokesman Jim Chalmers confirmed he is considering standing for leader, which would put him up against leftwinger Anthony Albanese, who is already campaigning hard for the position.
Leigh Sullivan speaks to Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
The death of Bob Hawke at the age of 89 has united politicians across the spectrum, with tributes to his character and contribution to modern Australia.
Innovation and industry policy is receiving the least attention just when it may matter most to our economic future.
Here are the promises and policies of the Coalition, Labor, the Greens, One Nation and more.
Labor's plan for an Evaluator General could be a big change to the way we evaluate and test government policy. We just have to get the details right.
What are the key policy issues on which the 2019 federal election will be fought?
Bigger surpluses, lower debt and tax cuts baked in the Coalition's worst nightmare come true.
The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.
No gaffes, no real surprises – the third leaders' debate was a fairly predictable affair, save for the testy conclusion
Drivers for Uber, one of the most successful companies in the gig economy are set to strike by turning their apps off for one day this week as their company prepares for its IPO.
At this election there is a stark choice between the two major parties on industrial relations: the "small target" approach of the Coalition and the ALP's more ambitious and detailed plan.
A shorten Labor government will consider mandating food reformulation targets and health star ratings. These are important moves in the fight against obesity and obesity-related conditions.
Razzmatazz aside, the opposition leader - standing in front of Labor's slogan "A Fair Go For Australia" - brought together the “case for change” in a carefully-honed, strongly delivered address.
In the second debate of the campaign, Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten answered questions from voters in a people's forum on everything from franking credits to, yes, post offices.
Research shows that Australians are increasingly tuning out of leaders' debates – just 21% reported watching a debate in 2016, down from 71% in 1993.
The major parties are focusing on social media like never before to get their messaging out – and finding more creative ways to do it.
Labor Leader Arthur Calwell tried to leverage public opposition to conscription to gain support during the 1966 election, calling it a "sinister word" for Australians. The tactic failed.
All the polls suggested the Keating government would be finished at the 1993 election – until Opposition Leader John Hewson launched a 650-page policy document called "Fightback!".
In 1960, Harold Holt, the then-treasurer, urged the government to abolish import restrictions, resulting in a minor recession. This nearly swung the election in the ALP's favour.