Young voters want leaders who are transparent, honest, and display integrity. They also crave stability.
What are the key policy issues on which the 2019 federal election will be fought?
If someone asked the “real Scott Morrison to please stand up”, two men might rise to their feet. The uncompromising, don't-give-an-inch hard Scott, and a more conciliatory, flexible character.
Wentworth remains one of the most interesting individual contests in this campaign.
It remains to be seen whether the Liberals' campaign woes in Lyons will have any impact on the neighbouring battleground seats of Bass or Braddon, which recent polls suggest the Liberals could regain.
The Christian Democratic Party in NSW could play a key role in the election by funnelling support from voters in electorates with large East Asian populations to the Liberal Party.
No gaffes, no real surprises – the third leaders' debate was a fairly predictable affair, save for the testy conclusion
At this election there is a stark choice between the two major parties on industrial relations: the "small target" approach of the Coalition and the ALP's more ambitious and detailed plan.
The reason we know more about a post-election Labor ministry is that most of its occupants are already “shadowing” the jobs they'd hold.
Inevitably much of the discussion and many of the clashes focused on money and tax – the conflicting arguments have been well rehearsed throughout the campaign.
In the second debate of the campaign, Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten answered questions from voters in a people's forum on everything from franking credits to, yes, post offices.
Research shows that Australians are increasingly tuning out of leaders' debates – just 21% reported watching a debate in 2016, down from 71% in 1993.
Pre-poll votes within the first 24 hours were almost double the number at the same stage in 2016. That could hurt some minor parties who traditionally spend big in the last few weeks of a campaign.
The major parties are focusing on social media like never before to get their messaging out – and finding more creative ways to do it.
After the backlash against the formal Labor-Greens alliance under the Gillard government, Shorten is anxious to keep maximum distance between the ALP and the minor party.
Labor Leader Arthur Calwell tried to leverage public opposition to conscription to gain support during the 1966 election, calling it a "sinister word" for Australians. The tactic failed.
All the polls suggested the Keating government would be finished at the 1993 election – until Opposition Leader John Hewson launched a 650-page policy document called "Fightback!".
In 1960, Harold Holt, the then-treasurer, urged the government to abolish import restrictions, resulting in a minor recession. This nearly swung the election in the ALP's favour.
Only twice have Australian electors chosen to vote out a sitting prime minister. Both times, industrial relations was the key. What can we learn from that?
Historians attribute the Coalition's election victory in 1949 to issues like bank nationalisation and the Communist Party. But the decisive issue was petrol rationing.