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.
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.
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.
Voters disagree on importance of climate change, universally dislike current energy and environment policy.
Our tax system helped create Palmer.
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).
Negative gearing would cause few problems if we better taxed capital gains.
Innovation and industry policy is receiving the least attention just when it may matter most to our economic future.
Here are the promises and policies of the Coalition, Labor, the Greens, One Nation and more.
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.
Young voters want leaders who are transparent, honest, and display integrity. They also crave stability.
Despite criticism of running a radical left agenda, new research shows most independents' views are somewhere between the major parties.
The instant asset write-off is encouraging businesses to buy things they don't really need, and Labor's is worse.
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.
The real estate industry acts in its own interests, not those of the tenants it scares.
Beware the airy promise of cutting red tape and saving billions. They might come from you in a way you that hurts.
A furious NSW Nationals organisation has accused supporters of maverick Liberal senator Jim Molan of breaking the Coalition agreement and asked party members to urge people to vote “below the line”.
Australia's frustrating policy deadlock shows a lack of vision, encouraged by nasty short-term politics.
Nation-wide climate legislation would not only help reduce our carbon emissions, but also boost economic growth.
It would be wiser to spend money on policies that allow teachers to teach in ways that nurture children’s sense of belonging and making sure children are not hungry when they are trying to learn.