Bill Shorten’s Medicare message is a powerful one.
The government needs not just to hose down the Medicare scare but to drag the debate back onto economic ground.
Receiving votes from the internet is the easy part. Proving that you got the right result, while keeping votes private, is an unsolved problem.
Despite years of research, nobody knows how to provide evidence of an accurate result while keeping individual e-votes private.
It’s quiet out there, too quiet.
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There's been a deafening silence in recent Australian elections over the environment. But it hasn't always been the case.
Australia’s Renewable Energy Target was reduced in 2015.
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The ups and downs of climate policy since the 2013 federal election.
Does the rest of the world care about Australia’s election?
Experts in the UK, US, India, Indonesia and NZ explain how Australia's election is playing out abroad and what's at stake for our neighbours and allies.
Various scandals have forced the major parties in this election campaign to tackle policy on business and finance regulation.
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
Labor leader Bill Shorten has been campaigning heavily on health issues.
Labor wants the government to guarantee it won't fully privatise the new Australian Schools Vaccination Register.
Barnaby Joyce pats a wooden wombat before starting an election address at the National Press Club on Wednesday.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has left the way open for a possible change of portfolio in a re-elected Turnbull government – assuming he holds his seat.
Managing the same-sex marriage issue could be extremely difficult for Malcolm Turnbull after the election.
The same-sex marriage debate, mostly at the margins of this campaign, has erupted between the parties and within the Liberals in a foretaste of the free-for-all a plebiscite would bring. Malcolm Turnbull…
Australia’s is spending billions of dollars a national infrastructure ‘that just about meets demand today’.
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It is not too late to change the current direction of Australia's NBN from one that just meets today's demands, to one that we need for the future.
CSIRO has received significant cuts to its budget over the past several years.
How does Australia fare in science and research funding? Where have recent cuts been made? This infographic shows the state of science funding in Australia.
Cathy McGowan is a community-minded representative who seeks to build her electorate’s capacity to respond to rural challenges.
Indi has a potentially large number of floating voters at the local scale, mirroring the situation nationally. What do the people of Indi think about issues of trust?
Many Indigenous communities have been enduring family violence crises with inadequate government support.
Political parties should commit to supporting the evidence-based recommendations of decades worth of reports into family violence.
The Greens are the party of climate action - but do they embrace enough technologies to get there?
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The Greens have successfully cast themselves as the party of climate science. But to hit their climate goals they may need to become even more radical, by embracing technologies like nuclear power.
Malcolm Turnbull is surrounded by Aboriginal dancers as he attends the Kenbi Native land claim ceremony near Darwin.
Malcolm Turnbull is at his best when he can rise above the overtly partisan fray. So it was on Tuesday that he gave one of the most powerful speeches of his campaign, at a hand-back ceremony marking the…
Medicare’s IT systems haven’t been carefully planned, they’re the product of an evolution of government policy.
When a system is as complex as that of Medicare’s, it is going to be extremely expensive to rebuild and it is not possible to simply “retrofit” an off-the-shelf product from another company.
More than eight in ten Australians rate John Howard as having done a ‘very good’ or ‘reasonable’ job in handling foreign policy.
Australians regard John Howard as the best living former or current prime minister in handling foreign policy.
Malcolm Turnbull and his colleagues have pointed $1 billion of the government’s existing green energy funding towards the Great Barrier Reef.
The Coalition has ramped up the race to fund the Great Barrier Reef's protection. All three major parties have promised hundreds of millions of dollars, but where from, and what will they be spent on?
Polls show Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten locked in a tight race as the election campaign nears its end.
When the everyday punter sees or hears opinion polls, many might believe that their fellow punters are indeed evenly split on their voting intentions.
NSW treasurer Gladys Berejiklian has handed down a $3.7 billion surplus.
NSW's no-debt budget comes with a declining share of GST, an issue that must be wrangled with the federal government.