As the opinion polls remained tight between the two major parties, there were costly gaffes this week from both sides.
Malcolm Turnbull digs up potatoes with farmer Eric Coleman while Barnaby Joyce leans in for a smell.
Mark Textor, the Liberal pollster, has raged against the modern addiction to polls, in an article this week that shows he can indeed walk both sides of the street, as insider and observer.
Higher earning women aged in their 50s are penalised by prospective super changes.
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Modelling the proposed superannuation policies on gender has revealed unintended consequences.
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…
Barnaby Joyce has announced an assistance package for beleaguered dairy farmers.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a package of concessional loans and facilitation of access to assistance for the beleaguered dairy industry.
Scott Morrison and Mathias Cormann launched an assault on Labor’s spending promises.
Consider this statement from Treasurer Scott Morrison about the alleged financial “black hole” in Labor’s program. “The worst-case scenario is A$67 billion. Best-case scenario is a $32 billion black hole…
Nova Peris has been reported to be a candidate to be senior Indigenous affairs advisor at the AFL.
High-profile Indigenous Labor senator Nova Peris is quitting after just one term in parliament.
Malcolm Turnbull receives a lick during a visit to the Port of Eden on the NSW south coast on Monday.
Finally, Clive Palmer has formally put a full stop to his personal political career, announcing on Monday he won’t be running for the Senate. Palmer United Party (PUP) will still field Senate candidates…
While some councils wish to take a long-term view of what can reasonably be done in the face of sea-level rises, private property owners just want their homes protected.
Many properties are at risk from rising sea levels, with owners and councils at odds over the costs of defending these. NSW law reform may lead to more forward-looking climate change adaptation.
The Labor Party has been driving a campaign bus from Cairns to Canberra. On Sunday night Sam Dastyari told supporters they had raised enough money to extend its journey through to Melbourne.
Voter dissatisfaction with Malcolm Turnbull has risen to 50% in the latest Newspoll.
Labor has retained its 51-49% lead over the government in the latest Newspoll, which shows Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten now level in their net satisfaction ratings.
Malcolm Turnbull tours Josef Chromy wines in the seat of Bass in Launceston on Friday.
The start of the election campaign has not shifted the two-party vote, with the Coalition continuing to lead Labor 51-49% in the Fairfax Ipsos poll published on Saturday.
Australia’s AAA rating is in the spotlight.
Relying on a rebound in world growth in the medium term would be a 'dangerous strategy' for Australia.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin said the government was only informed when raids relating to leaks about the NBN had started.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin has defended police raids at the Melbourne office of Labor's deputy Senate leader Stephen Conroy and the home of an ALP staffer.
Malcolm Turnbull’s Howard-not-so-lite approach will upset many in the migrant community, and in the so-called ‘doctors’ wives' areas.
Anticipation is core business for political strategists. Last year Bill Shorten and those around him correctly judged Labor was electorally exposed on border protection.
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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's incendiary remarks about refugees may resonate electorally. But, as Michelle Grattan explains, they will also come at a cost.
Big spending education and health plans will form the core of Labor’s appeal to voters.
A Labor government would restore the indexation of the Medicare Benefits Schedule from January, at a cost of $2.4 billion over the forward estimates.
In some quarters Peter Dutton’s outburst, which was quickly challenged on points of fact, will resonate politically.
If Malcolm Turnbull is returned he should tip Peter Dutton out of the immigration portfolio when he chooses his new ministry. Dutton’s Tuesday comments, when targeting the Greens’ proposal for a big increase…
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…