The Labor Party has signalled that equality and fairness will form the centrepiece of its policy framework - but there will be challenges to that if it wins office in May.
As debate begins over what living wages mean for Australian workers, it is a good time to consider a global living wage.
Weak economic data and sluggish wages have contributed to the Coalition's poor showing in the latest Newspoll, which gives Labor a 54-46 lead on two-party preferred.
Schools funding doesn't pass the playground test of fairness: state schools get less government funding than governments themselves say the schools need.
Bill Shorten is committed to an Australian head of state, but it will likely take lost priority to constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
If Bill Shorten becomes the next prime minister, his government is likely to be more preoccupied with economic inequality than the Hawke or Keating Labor governments.
As Australians' trust in politicians continues to slide, whoever wins the 2019 will need to work hard to restore it if it has any hope of bringing about genuine reform.
A Queensland Galaxy poll taken at the same time shows a healthier lead for Labor - but more polls are needed to determine any trends in voting ahead of the federal election.
The latest polls show Labor holding a solid lead over the Coalition, while seat polls show that Tony Abbott may struggle to retain his Sydney seat.
Any good political spin doctor employs a range of overt and covert tactics to get their message across. Here are some of the most common ones.
While the latest Newspoll gave the Morrison govenrment a welcome boost, it will need to avoid the "February slump".
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.
Labor has made a substantial commitment to tackling inequality in Australia, but has taken a second-best approach to overcoming the huge shortfall of social housing.
Labor says if it wins office at the upcoming federal election, in its first term it will offer Australians a chance to vote to become a republic – but in a two-step voting process.
Fijians go to the polls this week in only the second general election since a 2006 coup in which the current prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, seized power. He won an election in 2014.
And for the first time since the 1999 republic referendum, those opposed to a republic outnumber those in favour of it.
In one of the most difficult foreign policy environments since the end of the Vietnam War, the two leaders have revealed strong similarities but also key differences on our relationships abroad.
It has been another turbulent week in politics, this time capped off by a difference of opinion between the most recent former prime minister and the current one.
Australian aid to the Pacific has been criticised for not focusing enough on infrastructure. But rising Chinese influence is bringing a shift of priorities.
In the aftermath of the Wentworth byelection, the Coalition government has suffered another set-back in the polls.