There is nothing in the Constitution to deal with the situation in which neither side can form a majority government.
The majority of Australians approve of compulsory voting – and have done so for decades. The nay-sayers continue to be a minority.
How the different scenarios could play out.
Following the Turnbull government’s recent changes, Australia has new rules for electing senators. How will they work in practise?
And where do they come from?
The struggle for political equality has shaped Australian democracy. This is undermined by a fragmented political donations system that can be easily evaded.
The number of members of the House of Representatives is variable. It is a result of a formula given in the Constitution.
What are some of the legalities and issues around political advertising in federal campaigns?
What is a double-dissolution election? How does it differ from an ordinary election? And why the rush after the budget?
It is unusual to invoke the caretaker conventions so far out from an election. So why is Labor clamouring for them to kick in?
The basic difference is that avoidance is legal and evasion is not. But it's not quite as simple as that.
How the dustiest place on Earth fuels the biodiversity of the Amazon and causes mud rain in Europe.
If Britain leaves the EU, it will likely have an inter-connected impact on regulation and trade.
Australia’s 44th parliament may be coming to an end, but there will be plenty of political action before the 45th can start.
To what extent would the ABCC and Registered Organisations bills actually deal with union corruption or criminality if passed?
Why a show about village life in a fictional town somewhere in middle England has been making headline news.
Research has found a relationship between pretend play and a child's developing creativity, understanding of others and social competence with peers.
The city of Manchester now has control over it's NHS budget, but what does this mean in real terms?
Why putting a price ceiling on rent is not the answer to a city's housing problems.
Restless leg syndrome is a common affliction characterised by uncomfortable feelings in the legs accompanied by an irresistible urge to move the legs to relieve the sensations.