We asked our experts to appraise the political and policy performances of the federal cabinet and shadow cabinet.
While Labor goes into the election year as underdogs, the party's strategy to win government will capitalise on what it sees as its competitive advantages.
Political funding is a fundamental public trust matter. It deserves to be debated at COAG.
Friday's COAG meeting is a perfect opportunity for politicians to govern in the public interest: and that should start with reforming political donations.
A ten-week – or longer – campaign is not necessarily a problem for Malcolm Turnbull.
The conventional wisdom is that Bob Hawke's 1984 election was too long and almost disastrous, and therefore not to be repeated. But the times are very different now.
Many of the key differences between the Turnbull and Abbott administrations are in tone, emphasis, detail and priorities.
“It’s very easy for me to campaign for the election of the Turnbull government,” Tony Abbott declared on Monday, because “fundamentally the Turnbull government is seeking election on the record of the…
Richard Di Natale is showing that being a Green doesn’t mean forsaking an aspirational, middle-class lifestyle.
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 this election will really be about for Malcolm Turnbull is the size of his post-election majority.
What might be Malcolm Turnbull's worst nightmare, apart from losing the election? Scraping back as a minority government, with Tony Windsor in balance of power.
Victoria will be a key state for Malcolm Turnbull to make gains in if he is to win the election, and win well.
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With internal party ructions and an unco-operative Senate to manage, Malcolm Turnbull needs a convincing election win to be able to govern as he wants to.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan discuss how much more the government can get through the Senate, the refugee intake from Syria and whether or not there will be an election before the next budget.