Bill Shorten announces his frontbench with deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek.
Bill Shorten has made some very sound decisions in his far-reaching frontbench overhaul, but the exercise contained some shockers as well. Moving deputy leader Tanya Plibersek from shadow foreign minister…
Bill Shorten has expanded his shadow ministry to keep a place for Kim Carr.
Bill Shorten has found a way to keep Kim Carr in Labor's shadow ministry by expanding his frontbench – to the fury of the left, which had withdrawn support for the Victorian senator.
Just as there were winners and losers in Malcolm Turnbull's ministerial reshuffle at the beginning of the week, there will be frontbench promotions and demotions in the Labor Party in the coming days.
Labor’s ‘Mediscare’ campaign played to an existing belief about the Coalition’s health policies.
Labor's 'Mediscare' is a reminder of just how potent a well-developed and executed scare campaign can be in an electoral contest.
Australia’s political leaders were silent on a number of key issues during the election campaign.
The problem confronting political parties is that the people in leadership positions are intellectually and emotionally ill-equipped to grasp the complex transformation in human affairs now under way.
Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Martin Parkinson.
There is much talk, after the close election and the substantial vote for the bit players, that the message voters are sending politicians is that they want them to work together for the national good…
Although Malcolm Turnbull has been returned to office, he faces considerable challenges.
How did the Coalition go from a resounding victory in 2013 to the edge of electoral defeat?
Bill Shorten conceded defeat in the 2016 election on Sunday.
Labor and Bill Shorten are right to be pleased with the number of seats they picked up, but it was still not enough for them to form government – and that is the serious task ahead.
Malcolm Turnbull said there would be some changes in the ministry because of frontbenchers losing their seats.
More than a week after the election, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has formally conceded defeat, quickly followed by Malcolm Turnbull welcoming the Coalition's victory.
In a historical context, Labor’s ‘Medicare SMS’ was not particularly surprising or even unprecedented.
The idea of hitting voters with a powerful message on election day is just the culmination of three trends in Australian campaign communication that have been brewing for decades.
Is Rupert Murdoch’s influence on the Australian political landscape what it used to be?
Given newspapers' continued role as the main provider of new news every day, and the amplifying effect of social media, their potential to influence the body politic remains substantial.
Bill Shorten and daughter Clementine after a press conference in Moonee Ponds on Sunday.
In an election full of drama, it is still remarkable that media speculation on Sunday was not about whether Malcolm Turnbull's leadership might be shaky but the possibility of a challenge to Bill Shorten.
Talk has now turned to whether Australia will again have a minority government and a ‘hung parliament’.
There is nothing in the Constitution to deal with the situation in which neither side can form a majority government.
For Malcolm Turnbull and the Coalition, this was a bad result.
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.
Malcolm Turnbull is considered favourite by both sides of politics to lead his party to victory on Saturday but the opinion polls continue to bring uncertainty.
Malcolm Turnbull in full flight.
The Australian prime minister has dissolved both houses of parliament in an effort to take firm control of the government. Can he do it?
Team-oriented and unpretentious, Bill Shorten has stabilised the Labor Party after the divisiveness of Kevin Rudd’s leadership.
After the tumult of the Rudd-Gillard years, Bill Shorten has steered his party back to traditional Labor policy ground and made it an unlikely serious contender in this election.
Natalie Mast speaks with 'Poll Bludger' William Bowe in the final week of the election campaign to break down how the major parties have faired and which seats could decide the election.
Bill Shorten poses for yet another selfie, ready to be uploaded onto social media.
A key feature of the way this election has been covered has been the symbiosis between tradition media and social media.
Policy differences will play a central role in deciding the outcome of the 2016 election.
Before Australians go to vote on Saturday, The Conversation’s editors have assembled a guide to 11 key policy areas that could swing the vote.