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Malcolm Turnbull receives a lick during a visit to the Port of Eden on the NSW south coast on Monday. Lukas Coch/AAP

The Liberals may have miscalculated Turnbull’s electoral appeal

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…
Malcolm Turnbull tours Josef Chromy wines in the seat of Bass in Launceston on Friday. Lukas Coch/AAP

Coalition clings to small lead in latest Ipsos poll

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.
Big spending education and health plans will form the core of Labor’s appeal to voters. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Shorten government would end freeze on Medicare rebates

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.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten showed they differ on a number of policy positions, but both kept the tone of the debate civil and free from “gotcha"s and gaffes. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Leaders' debate highlights real differences on policy, but a unity ticket on civility

Sky TV’s people’s forum on the evening of last Friday gave us something refreshingly different from recent federal election campaigns: a civil discourse between the two main political leaders. Perhaps…
Brendan O'Connor came under interrogation about Labor’s position on weekend penalty rates. Dean Lewins/AAP

Labor struggles with the sticky paper of penalty rates

Normally it is the Coalition that is on the defensive over industrial relations at election time, with Labor claiming workers' rights are under threat from the conservatives. But currently Labor finds…
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten shake hands before the people’s forum in Sydney on Friday. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Shorten wins first debate

The first debate of the election campaign, a “people’s forum” of 100 undecided voters in western Sydney that was a relatively free-flowing affair, saw Bill Shorten come out ahead. After the encounter…

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