How much does your socio-demographic background such as income, type of work and where you were born affect who you vote for? Quite a lot.
After five long weeks, the campaign is drawing to a close, with the polls still pointing to a narrow Labor win, with lots of unknowns in the detail.
Like Whitlam, Shorten is selling a huge bag of promises (including in those familiar Whitlam areas of health, education, environment and infrastructure - climate change is a central addition).
Despite criticism of running a radical left agenda, new research shows most independents' views are somewhere between the major parties.
Young voters want leaders who are transparent, honest, and display integrity. They also crave stability.
GetUp! has notched many political victories since launching in 2005. Now, independents and conservatives are trying to replicate its approach to grassroots political participation.
Yes, most jobseekers who receive Newstart payments are also eligible for other benefits. But in many cases this is just a few dollars a fortnight to help with expenses such as electricity bills.
Recent polling suggests the race is tightening. Then again, opinion polling suggested the recent Victorian state election would also be a close affair and it turned out to be a Labor landslide.
Leigh Sullivan speaks to Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Analysis of tweets from the election campaign reveal two key trends: independents are organising, and embattled Liberal candidates are having to take the fight to their rivals.
Everything you need to know – where it is, the environmental impact, Indigenous land rights issues and actual profitability – of the Adani Carmichael coal mine in one simple interactive.
What are the key policy issues on which the 2019 federal election will be fought?
The Labor leader's personal popularity is stubbornly low, but this has allowed him to build himself as a team player, and position him well to become Australia's next prime minister.
The real estate industry acts in its own interests, not those of the tenants it scares.
Our tax system helped create Palmer.
If someone asked the “real Scott Morrison to please stand up”, two men might rise to their feet. The uncompromising, don't-give-an-inch hard Scott, and a more conciliatory, flexible character.
Both major parties have promised more money to help boost apprenticeship numbers, including by providing incentives to employers. But history shows this isn't the best way to spend public dollars.
At some level, democratic societies have had enough of Murdoch and his propaganda operation masquerading as a news service.
Beware the airy promise of cutting red tape and saving billions. They might come from you in a way you that hurts.
If you're confused about all the millions and billions thrown around for education by the two major parties, here's the low-down on what the policies actually mean.