'Super Saturday' had positive spin-offs for both federal leaders, but substantially more for Bill Shorten than Malcolm Turnbull.
After 16 years in government, the Liberals oust Labor in South Australia – but the biggest disasters of the night were Nick Xenophon and SA-BEST, with Xenophon not even winning his seat.
The failure to wrest Batman is a big setback for the Greens.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Lawrence Pratchett about this weekend's elections.
There are undoubtedly advantages for unions in terms of access and policy influence by having former officials as MPs.
Both male and female participants were in favour of more women in parliament, and pointed to the value of more diverse opinions than just those of 'middle-aged white male lawyers'.
Labor sources are talking down the chances of Ged Kearney in Batman, though the party is not writing off the seat.
Politics podcast: the Batman byelection battleground.
On Saturday, Labor and Bill Shorten face a major test in the Melbourne seat of Batman.
As the fallout from the dual citizenship saga continues, the Greens and Labor are set to fight a close contest in Batman, while Nick Xenophon has work to do ahead of the South Australian election.
Bill Shorten has taken a further step toward opposing the proposed Queensland Adani coal mine.
Bill Shorten for a long time seemed to have the political breaks running his way, but suddenly things have turned.
The ACTU's main election campaign focus is to target 28 marginal Coalition seats, including 11 in NSW and six in Queensland: the key battleground states.