Malcolm Turnbull digs up potatoes with farmer Eric Coleman while Barnaby Joyce leans in for a smell.
Mark Textor, the Liberal pollster, has raged against the modern addiction to polls, in an article this week that shows he can indeed walk both sides of the street, as insider and observer.
Political slogans represent best-laid plans – but can be spectacularly undermined.
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…
There is little evidence that support for multiculturalism is directly tied to support for particular levels of immigration.
Senior politicians slurring the reputation of immigrants does more to erode support for multiculturalism than do uncontrolled borders.
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.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin said the government was only informed when raids relating to leaks about the NBN had started.
AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin has defended police raids at the Melbourne office of Labor's deputy Senate leader Stephen Conroy and the home of an ALP staffer.
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.
Malcolm Turnbull’s Howard-not-so-lite approach will upset many in the migrant community, and in the so-called ‘doctors’ wives' areas.
Anticipation is core business for political strategists. Last year Bill Shorten and those around him correctly judged Labor was electorally exposed on border protection.
A review of studies examining the economic impact of refugees in Australia found no evidence they impose a net cost in the long term.
Successful responses to the global refugee crisis will be those that recognise and build upon displaced people’s skills, capacities and aspirations.
In some quarters Peter Dutton’s outburst, which was quickly challenged on points of fact, will resonate politically.
If Malcolm Turnbull is returned he should tip Peter Dutton out of the immigration portfolio when he chooses his new ministry. Dutton’s Tuesday comments, when targeting the Greens’ proposal for a big increase…
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.
There is a view that Malcolm Turnbull mightn’t be ‘one of us’ but is a viable leader.
While the Coalition accusingly targets Labor for “class war” politics, Tuesday’s Essential poll reinforces the fact that Australians think there are classes and tag themselves and political parties to…
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…
While state and territory leaders will be partners, Malcolm Turnbull’s government intends to be the driver of a national policy for Australia’s cities.
The Turnbull government's cities policy is the latest incarnation of 'the-Commonwealth-knows-best' approach, with little regard for whether urban issues are best resolved at the metropolitan level.
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…
Peta Credlin will be a commentator on Sky for the duration of the election campaign.
Tony Abbott is being good in this campaign, certainly so far, even to the point of praising the government’s superannuation changes when, as prime minister, he was totally opposed to any reform. But his…
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.