Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull will be working hard to prevent the kind of errors and complacency that have tripped up leaders before them.
The recent history of elections in Australia is a varied one, with some spectacular crashes and own goals along the way.
The way Queenslanders vote and the number of MPs they’ll have to elect have both suddenly changed, after a dramatic night in parliament.
An "appalling" return to "the bad old days of Queensland politics" – why political analysts are so concerned about the shock overhaul of voting and the number of MPs in Queensland.
With the Queensland Police Force covering his back, Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen (pictured right) was impervious in his time in power.
In his latest book, Jacks and Jokers, Matthew Condon traces the rise and influence of Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis during the Joh Bjelke-Petersen years. In this extract, Condon writes how…