The University of Canberra's Nicholas Klomp and Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics.
The Senate results suggest the Turnbull government will have to master the art of negotiation if it is to implement its policies.
The election for the Senate hasn't ended well. To have four senators from One Nation in the upper house is worse than unfortunate.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation has won four Senate seats – two, including Hanson's, in Queensland, one in NSW and one in Western Australia.
The new Senate vote capture system had to be built rapidly, with little time for design or testing, and is being operated in a way that allows only part of the process to be scrutinised.
One Nation candidate Rod Culleton could win Western Australia's final Senate position, but Section 44 of the Constitution suggests he is ineligible to take his seat.
Now that we have had the double-dissolution election, the next step is for the government to attempt to pass the industrial relations bills through the House of Representatives and Senate again.
Since 1949, most of Australia's governments received less than half of all primary votes cast, with some as low as 40%.
It may be several days, or even longer, before we know the shape of our next government, but the business of government will carry on as usual.
After counting into the early hours of Sunday morning, the Australian Electoral Commission currently has Labor leading in 72 of the 150 seats, with the Coalition ahead in 66.
How did the numbers of election 2016 fall across the country? And what seats are still in play?
James Scullin’s prime ministership was ultimately cut short because, in the face of a great economic crisis, he did not appear to have a coherent plan.
Following the Turnbull government’s recent changes, Australia has new rules for electing senators. How will they work in practise?
Territorians will go to the polls for the next Northern Territory election only eight weeks after the July 2 election – blurring the lines between local controversies and how people vote federally.
One in 20 Australians voted for the Palmer United Party in 2013. Their votes will be crucial again – especially in Queensland, where ex-PUP senator Glenn Lazarus could be replaced by Pauline Hanson.
All three Tasmanian Liberal-held House of Representatives seats – Bass, Lyons and Braddon – will be critical to the election result.
At federal elections, voters must cast a preference for all candidates in their lower house seat. Failure to do so, or failure to give an ordinal list of preferences, renders the ballot informal.
Many people do not yet understand the new Senate voting rules, meaning many votes could be wasted at the upcoming federal election.
Nick Xenophon, the South Australian 'vote magnet', is making both the Coalition and Labor nervous.
The Nick Xenophon Team is to this election what the Palmer United Party was to the 2013 one. It is potentially the 'next big new thing' in the Senate.