Health has taken centre stage of the election campaign. Here's what you need to know to make sense of the claims (and counter claims) of the major parties so far.
Both the Liberals and Labor complain about government advertising when they're in the opposition. So why hasn't anyone tried to better regulate the system?
Here's how the Turnbull/Morrison government performed on hospitals, primary care, pharmaceuticals and private health insurance.
It's important that the proposed reforms do not just fund more care, but support more of the best care.
Shorten will say that under his government some 10 million people would receive the same or bigger tax cut, with nearly three million low paid workers getting a bigger tax cut.
For more than 30 years, Environmental Defenders Offices around the country have worked to help people take legal action on environmental issues. They've notched some big wins along the way.
It’s your money they’re spending in this election-eve budget. Here’s how we’re covering the story.
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The Conversation's editors and experts are off to Canberra for budget lockup at parliament house next Tuesday. They'll have early access to what the government plans to do with our money this year.
While the freeze has been blamed for rising out-of-pocket costs for consumers, bulk billing rates haven't fallen.
A full throated inquiry into superannuation and whether we need more could be the last best thing the Coalition does.
Ian McAllister on voters and issues in the upcoming election.
The Australian Election Study Director Ian McAllister says one thing voters will want at this poll is stability.
Bishop's claim she'd reconsidered her plans on the basis she believed the government will be re-elected doesn't wash. She was always expected to bail out – it was a matter of when she'd say so.
The exit of Bishop underlines the Liberals' “woman problem”.
It comes after the decision by cabinet minister Kelly O'Dwyer to leave at the election.
If another country wants to weaponise data hacked through Australia's parliament, we'll likely see them try to inflame religious and ethnic differences, and drive votes to minor parties.
For many of us, this hack seems to have come out of the blue. But cyber measures targeting Australian government infrastructure are the 'new normal'.
If you can understand this, you might just understand the election. Here's our quick guide to the language of dividend imputation.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in Australian politics.
Though it is generally believed a minor miracle would be needed to rescue the Morrison government, the Coalition judges the best way to “save furniture” is to wave the fear flags.
In a major economic address in Brisbane on Tuesday, Morrison will point out that at the coming election only half of those of voting age
will have been through a recession in their working lives.
This is shaping as a very inauspicious start to the campaign of someone who will carry the tag of a captain's pick candidate.
At times we are told Labor's capital gains tax policy will hit mainly high earners. At other times, low earners. The truth, uncovered by our microsimulation model, tells us something about ourselves.