The Catholic sector, having lost the old special deals, would be anxious to extract some new ones from an ALP government that had extra dollars to put around.
Critics are expected to speak out in the partyroom on Tuesday, demanding more information about the effects of the schools package on the Catholic sector.
Most of our drugs policies have failed to curb use or reduce their impact on individuals or society. It's time for a more enlightened and informed approach.
The Senate results suggest the Turnbull government will have to master the art of negotiation if it is to implement its policies.
Minority governments can successfully prosecute their policy agendas even while being destabilised.
How did the numbers of election 2016 fall across the country? And what seats are still in play?
What’s 'the ethnic vote' going to do in the top-ten ethnic federal election marginal seats? What are the issues? And will specific groups vote as a bloc?
There's been a deafening silence in recent Australian elections over the environment. But it hasn't always been the case.
How would each of the major parties better regulate the finance and business sectors?
Passing the halfway point of the election campaign, The Conversation took an in-depth look at three key seats in Victoria.
Who are the major donors to Australia's big political parties? And what are the rules around disclosure at state and federal level?
Richard Di Natale’s address to the Lowy Institute was something of a landmark in the evolution of the Australian Greens’ policy agenda.
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.
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.
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.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale has copped a lot of flak on social media for his "black Wiggle" photoshoot, but he is simply broadening the idea of what it means to be Green.
What are the government's proposed changes to the way the Senate is elected? And how will they affect us as voters?
The Greens have backed a renewable energy goal of 90% by 2030. With wind and solar getting cheaper all the time, it's an achievable challenge.
Michelle Grattan talks to Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young about personal attacks on her, paying people smugglers to turn their boat around, gay marriage, and much more.
Labour, UKIP and the Greens all gained much bigger swings than the Conservatives, but were election losers. The first-past-the-post system let the Tories pick up a swag of seats with a 0.8% swing.