Political slogans represent best-laid plans – but can be spectacularly undermined.
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…
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.
Bill Shorten takes the ubiquitous selfie with the media on the campaign bus.
If the way voters interact with the leaders' Facebook pages is any indication, social media is not having the impact on the campaign that it is assumed to have.
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.
Voters don’t really know Shorten and want the ‘old’ Turnbull back.
All three leaders are yet to reveal their skills, attitudes, values and personalities to the electorate.
If a funding promise is later “unpromised”, does that constitute a cut?
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Among Labor's most popular refrains is the claim that the government has cut $80 billion from schools and hospitals. Is it true?
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.
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.
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 made an early campaign visit to western Sydney with Liberal MP Fiona Scott.
Changing political and social demographics mean no-one is able to take the complex and diverse western Sydney region for granted.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten shake hands before the people’s forum in Sydney on Friday.
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…
It's difficult to pick which side of politics won the first week of the election campaign.
Paul, of Mediterranean Foods on Sydney Rd, Brunswick, with a bowl of Italian marzipan fruit.
Multicultural issues may not decide the election. But the multicultural voting makeup of many marginal electorates will play a critical part in who wins these seats.
Bill Shorten has spent the last two-and-a-half years trying to shed memories of the dysfunction of the Rudd-Gillard years.
Talk of a Labor-Green coalition brings with it images of Julia Gillard and Bob Brown signing the agreement that helped usher in her minority government.
Backed by experience and a moderate leader in Richard Di Natale, the Greens are a force to be reckoned with in this election.
The Greens are set to play a significant role in the election campaign and the new parliament. They are looking for gains in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Both the Coalition and the ALP have committed to raising tobacco excise by 12.5% a year for four years, starting on September 1, 2017.
FactCheck unpacks claims that Labor has a $19.5 billion black hole in its economic plan.
Labor is determined to portray Bill Shorten as decisive, free of his rhetorical ‘zingers’.
Both the Liberal and Labor parties focused their very first television ads of the 2016 campaign on Labor leader Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull will be working hard to prevent the kind of errors and complacency that have tripped up leaders before them.
The recent history of elections in Australia is a varied one, with some spectacular crashes and own goals along the way.