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Automated number plate technology is gaining widespread use across Australia and forms part of the Coalition’s crime policy. StephenMitchell

Number plate recognition: the technology behind the rhetoric

Is there a quick fix for detecting unregistered cars, terrorists, people with outstanding warrants or people who are simply driving too fast or for too long? The Coalition appears to think so: it has included…
Tony Abbott is prepared for the final stretch of the election campaign. AAP/Alan Porritt

Rudd goes backwards as Labor continues to fight on jobs

Kevin Rudd would have to dramatically change the game in this last campaign week to alter a result that the latest Newspoll suggests is now virtually determined. The poll in The Australian shows Labor’s…
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Day 28: Rudd seeks to defy gravity

Kevin Rudd’s launch was all about political hope against the odds, but Treasurer Chris Bowen’s absence was the measure of electoral reality. Bowen missed this campaign landmark - with Rudd’s permission…
Kevin Rudd spoke to an intimate, but enthusiastic crowd, at the Labor campaign launch. AAP/Dan Peled

Rudd makes modest promises in jobs-centered launch

Kevin Rudd has pitched to the “battler” vote and small business at a campaign launch in which he declared Labor was “now…
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Day 27: Glasson gladiators fight the Ruddy Future

Bill Glasson is already a Liberal National Party hero. The 60-year-old eye surgeon and prime ministerial challenger received special mention and a rousing response at Tony Abbott’s Liberal launch in Brisbane…
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Day 26: Abbott raises a cautious voice on Syria

Days after Kevin Rudd questioned whether Tony Abbott was too “impulsive” to handle international crises such as Syria, the opposition leader was sounding a good deal more measured than the Prime Minister…
Kevin Rudd has seemed to lack a specific focus, this week. AAP/Lukas Coch

Grattan on Friday: The battle over big and bad numbers

It’s hard to imagine how things could have looked much worse for Labor this week. Kevin Rudd’s attack on Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave scheme might be working – and how funny is that? – and the undecided…
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Day 25: Public servants say ‘No, Minister’

Amid an election row about numbers that has become both feral and arcane the heads of Treasury, Finance and the Parliamentary Budget Office have called out Kevin Rudd’s attempt to use their authority to…
Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott stayed after the forum to talk further with the audience. AAP/Lukas Coch

Rudd takes hard line on foreign investment in land

Who “won” or “lost” tonight’s debate – and opinion was divided – was less important that what new was said by Kevin Rudd. Most notably, Rudd seemed to significantly toughen the government line on foreign…
So far, privacy issues haven’t rated a mention in the campaign, despite widespread concerns over online surveillance and privacy worldwide. spanaut

Elephant in the ballroom: ignoring privacy in the federal election

In this election campaign the major parties are carefully dancing round an elephant in the ballroom. The elephant is big and a bit frightening. Its name is privacy policy. Recent months have seen expressions…
Tony Abbott’s controversial paid parental leave scheme, is viewed negatively by much of the Eden Monaro focus group. AAP/Alan Porritt

The Eden-Monaro Project: Voters critical of Abbott’s PPL plan

Eden-Monaro voters of all persuasions have given a thumbs down to Tony Abbott’s paid parental leave scheme. The plan - which is under strong attack from Labor - was seen as too generous by the focus group…

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