Scott Morrison has bragged about 'stopping the boats', but his government has failed to do anything meaningful to bolster cyber security and stop the malware.
Boosting productivity isn't enough, no matter how much you do it.
There are generally two kinds of federal election: one when the government is returned; the other when it is defeated. History tells us the former is far more common.
Scott Morrison has called the election for May 18. Labor remains the campaign favourite, having had a long-term consistent lead in the polls.
Keep up-to-date with how the federal election is playing out locally. Our State of the States series takes stock of the key issues, seats and policies affecting the vote in each of Australia's states.
Immigration has featured as an issue in every Australian election since 2001. But the numbers often tell a different story from the political posturing.
Investing in early childhood education and care can save more money in the long run – in areas including health care – than dealing with these issues later in life.
The Coalition government's approach to arts and culture policy has been one of ad hocism and neglect. Perhaps most serious has been the damage done to the Australia Council and the ABC.
The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
Labor’s 2019 NBN election policy will disappoint those hoping for a fast-tracked return to that party's 2009 vision of high-speed fibre for (almost) everyone.
Here's how the Turnbull/Morrison government performed on hospitals, primary care, pharmaceuticals and private health insurance.
Expensive hospitals are what Australians want, but prevention and local solutions are what Australians need.
While the budget appealed to the Coalition's perceived strength on overall economic management, wage growth and climate change are likely to be important during the election campaign.
The Coalition's infrastructure budgets over this term of government have been around the midpoint of government investment over the past decade. But how projects are chosen leaves a lot to be desired.
Six years of Coalition government has had little impact on the tax system. It's not clear whether a Labor government would be any different.
Knowledge is important to produce informed policy, but an understanding of people is also vital in a democracy. And that requires listening – to all sectors of society, not only elites and lobbyists.
We've been here before. In fact we've been going round in circles on climate policy for decades, while the temperature (of the debate, as well as the planet) climbs ever higher.
The Coalition has had longer than a three year cycle to make some changes to education. But since the 2016 election, what has it actually done? And what is Labor proposing?
In terms of major policy achievements, the Coalition government has little to show for its time in office.
As Morrison readies to call the election, with speculation he will announce next weekend for May 18, he has also increased his lead over Shorten as better prime minister in Newspoll.