Australia shouldn't wade into the post-Brexit politics by supporting an idea to form a trading bloc based on the Commonwealth.
The government's changes to the so called "backpacker tax" will mean these holidaying workers will have less super than other temporary workers in Australia, creating even more inequality.
Labor's superannuation plan shows some promise for budget repair, if the two parties can compromise where it counts.
Just as there were winners and losers in Malcolm Turnbull's ministerial reshuffle at the beginning of the week, there will be frontbench promotions and demotions in the Labor Party in the coming days.
Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne and the Nationals are winners in Malcolm Turnbull's post-election reshuffle, which has promoted only one new conservative Liberal face to the frontbench.
Australia's energy policy has lost its way over the past couple of decades, which is unfortunate because the challenges – to move to a low-carbon economy without high prices – have never been tougher.
Malcolm Turnbull returns to the helm with a wafer-thin majority and a significant element in his government who still oppose climate action - can he defy the odds and serve up some credible policy?
How did the Coalition go from a resounding victory in 2013 to the edge of electoral defeat?
How did the numbers of election 2016 fall across the country? And what seats are still in play?
Even if his government is returned on Saturday, Malcolm Turnbull faces a difficult path in getting his agenda through parliament.
Policies for encouraging research, development and startups are good but both major parties need to move beyond this to help Australia innovate.
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As the world tries to get a handle on what a Brexit means, D-Day looms for both Labor and the Coalition.
The Coalition says it has costed its additional expenditure and will deliver $2.3 billion in savings, in contrast to Labor.
Has the Coalition invested an average of $5 billion per year more than Labor into Medicare?
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
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?
Labor says that public sector infrastructure investment has fallen 20% under the Abbott-Turnbull government. Is that right?
The Coalition has asked CSIRO to develop a "roadmap" towards commercialised clean energy. It's a good idea as long as the plan is clear, and there's enough money behind it.
Both parties are proposing to spend more on education, yet there is no guarantee that either will lift outcomes substantially.
A key question ahead of local government elections in South Africa is whether the African National Congress will retain control of seven of the country's eight metropolitan municipalities.