As the year come to an end, all the polls are giving a significant two-party preferred lead to the federal Labor Party.
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos and Essential polls give a strong lead to Labor, with some interesting – and variable - detail on the attributes voters see in the leaders of the two major parties.
Malcolm Turnbull has continued his attack on the energy situation in South Australia, with its high reliance on renewables.
A series of questions by Essential on energy policy has found the Turnbull government is so far failing to persuade people of either its performance or its arguments on energy security.
How do we know what we think we know? Accuracy, care and rigorous method gets us somewhere there, especially on issues like racism.
Malcolm Turnbull will make a fresh pitch for the government’s embattled proposal to cut company tax.
Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday will acknowledge that despite long-sustained economic growth, in many parts of Australia 'times are not so good'.
Supporters carry a banner during a rally for marriage equality held in Sydney.
More than two-thirds of voters oppose the government's decision to give public funding to the yes and no campaigns in a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, according to an Essential poll.
Richard Di Natale, Barnaby Joyce and Joel Fitzgibbon walk together ahead of the regional leader’s debate in Goulburn.
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The election campaign’s day 17 notably belonged to Barnaby Joyce, and not just for the package of concessional loans he announced for struggling dairy farmers. For light relief, the day delivered another…
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's incendiary remarks about refugees may resonate electorally. But, as Michelle Grattan explains, they will also come at a cost.
There is a view that Malcolm Turnbull mightn’t be ‘one of us’ but is a viable leader.
While the Coalition accusingly targets Labor for “class war” politics, Tuesday’s Essential poll reinforces the fact that Australians think there are classes and tag themselves and political parties to…
Australia’s system of compulsory voting makes the pollsters’ job much easier than under voluntary voting.
Final pre-election Australian polls have usually been accurate, at least on primary votes.
In his Tuesday National Press Club address, Chris Bowen highlighted the need to preserve Australia’s AAA credit rating.
Chris Bowen presented at the National Press Club on Tuesday as a well-prepared alternative treasurer, who could slot into the real job very easily if July 2 brought the chance. “Neat” is the word that…
The government is playing “hardball” in the talks over the new Community Pharmacy Agreement, according to sources.
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The government is locked in a major battle with pharmacists as it looks for $3 billion in budget savings from the pharmaceutical supply chain.
New AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin was forced to backtrack over comments suggesting metadata could be used to prevent online piracy.
People are more inclined to trust ASIO and the police than the government and communications companies to store personal…