Malcolm Turnbull faces many challenges in transitioning Australia to a post-mining boom economy.
What are the key policy challenges facing the new Turnbull government in terms of economic growth and budgets, cities, transport, energy, school education, higher education and health?
There is a clear disparity between the support of a party, in terms of popular vote, and parliamentary seats won.
Since 1949, most of Australia's governments received less than half of all primary votes cast, with some as low as 40%.
The Coalition has just 13 women MPs, including cabinet ministers Julie Bishop and Michaelia Cash.
Without quotas to correct the effects of these gender biases, the under-representation of women Coalition MPs is effectively guaranteed.
Malcolm Turnbull’s plan for small business: you can’t please all of the people all of the time.
Some policies split the traditional supporters of the Coalition, while others will put the government at odds with key Senate cross benchers.
Malcolm Turnbull sets about the business of his returned government with the Secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Martin Parkinson.
With nearly 25 years of uninterrupted economic growth at risk of coming to an end, the new government must make budget repair a priority.
Malcolm Turnbull emerges from the long campaign in a weakened position, having squandered the benefits of incumbency.
There have been three clear lessons from this long election campaign: the vote is fragmenting, the media is fragmenting, and long election campaigns are not a good idea.
Both domestic and global economic challenges face the new Turnbull government.
The government should consider five options to increase economic growth.
There is a strong political and economic case for the government to cut its support for private insurance and to restore Medicare to its original role.
The Turnbull government must reconcile the political sensitivity of Medicare and the need for fiscal discipline.
Australia is fortunate to have had the recent Labor minority government to draw lessons from.
Minority governments can successfully prosecute their policy agendas even while being destabilised.
Five crossbench members of the House of Representatives will take their seats in the 45th parliament, including Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie, and the Nick Xenophon Team’s Rebekha Sharkie.
After a slim victory, how the Coalition works with the crossbench MPs will prove important to the success and stability of the Turnbull government.
Although Malcolm Turnbull has been returned to office, he faces considerable challenges.
How did the Coalition go from a resounding victory in 2013 to the edge of electoral defeat?
Bill Shorten conceded defeat in the 2016 election on Sunday.
Labor and Bill Shorten are right to be pleased with the number of seats they picked up, but it was still not enough for them to form government – and that is the serious task ahead.
If Malcolm Turnbull panders too much to the conservatives he will alienate many ordinary centrist voters.
As he struggles with the lessons of the recent past and the challenges of the immediate future, Malcolm Turnbull needs to avoid two dangers. One is being spooked by the conservatives inside and outside…
Three more years for Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition.
What's in store for key policy areas, from health to education to infrastructure to asylum seekers, under a returned Coalition government?
How well did our experts’ predictions match the results at the ballot box?
We reconvened our State of the states experts to respond to the results of the 2016 federal election.
After days of waiting, Malcolm Turnbull will form a government.
What did the Coalition promise during the campaign in 11 key policy areas, from health to infrastructure to jobs?
Malcolm Turnbull said there would be some changes in the ministry because of frontbenchers losing their seats.
More than a week after the election, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has formally conceded defeat, quickly followed by Malcolm Turnbull welcoming the Coalition's victory.
As a veteran of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years, former treasurer Wayne Swan is a politician with a great deal of experience with parliamentary instability.
Malcolm Turnbull has been anxious to shore up crossbench support.
Two more crossbenchers, Cathy McGowan and Andrew Wilkie, have given Malcolm Turnbull assurances they will back his government on supply and confidence.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale (2L) celebrates on election night.
With voters turning away from the two major parties and towards the Greens and micro-parties, it may be time to rethink our entire electoral system.