Tip for the ballot box. Labor can manage money. So can the Coalition.
History shows there's no best economic manager. They're both pretty good.
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Shorten has closed in on Morrison as better prime minister.
The election is complicated by the apparent lumpiness of the vote, with seats expected to change hands in both directions.
Scott Morrison embraces his family, his wife Jenny and two daughters Abbey and Lily at the Liberal Party campaign launch on Sunday.
The timing of the promise appears to be designed to make an impact, without leaving much time to examine details. But with Labor promising to match it the political advantage will presumably be lost.
Labor finance spokesman Jim Chalmers and treasury spokesman Chris Bowen prepare to unveil their costings document on Friday.
Once opposition costings were once a highlight of election campaigns. They would be full of mistakes. Not now.
Bulk-billing rates have been trending upwards for well over a decade.
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Yes, 86% of GP visits were bulk-billed in 2017-18, up from 82% when Labor was in power. But they also rose under Labor, while the percentage for "patients" seems to be lower than the percentage for "visits".
Liberal candidate Dave Sharma lost to independent Kerryn Phelps at a byelection in 2018.
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Wentworth remains one of the most interesting individual contests in this campaign.
Morrison will use the Liberal launch on Sunday to contrast his government’s record with Labor’s vision.
Deep Saini speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
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It remains to be seen whether the Liberals' campaign woes in Lyons will have any impact on the neighbouring battleground seats of Bass or Braddon, which recent polls suggest the Liberals could regain.
Both opposition leader Bill Shorten and prime minister Scott Morrison dodged the question about maintaining a surplus no matter what.
The state of budget-balance fetishism in Australia means political leaders promise to balance the budget, no matter what.
Cutting back on dividend imputation will pay dividends to Labor budgets for years to come.
Bigger surpluses, lower debt and tax cuts baked in the Coalition's worst nightmare come true.
Shorten may also have gained a little fireproofing for the run up to polling day thanks to News Corp.
Some old ALP hands have been recalling this week the appearances of Shorten during the Beaconsfield mining rescue, that brought the then union leader and political aspirant to the nation's attention.
Spontaneous humour is harder for the modern politician, faced with 24-hour media coverage. But every now and then they give it crack, anyway.
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Political humour, like all humour, carries an innate risk: if it works, it can be spectacular, and it it tanks, it can be a catastrophe. Australian election campaigns have given us both.
Bill Shorten tearfully responded to the latest attack aimed at him by News Corp – a move that seemingly backfired for the Murdoch media empire.
Lack of scrutiny of the Coalition, barrage of criticism aimed at Labor: News Corp's coverage of the election campaign has been the definition of partisan.
At the May 18 poll, 40 of the nation’s 76 senators are up for election.
With the higher quota at a half-Senate election, parties probably need at least 5% of the vote to be in contention for a seat at this election.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at a multicultural event at Koondoola, 25km north of Perth, on April 30.
The Christian Democratic Party in NSW could play a key role in the election by funnelling support from voters in electorates with large East Asian populations to the Liberal Party.
Labor leader Bill Shorten and early childhood education spokeswoman Amanda Rishworth at the Deakin & Community Childcare Co-operative in Burwood, Melbourne.
Paying wages directly would be an Australian first, and far from ideal.
For the most part, Wednesday’s head-to-head saw both leaders minimising risks; neither delivered any knockout blows.
Morrison's questions were on Labor's superannuation and negative gearing policies; Shorten's were on Labor policies too, as he challenged Morrison over cancer funding and child care.
After much back-and-forth over the logistics of the third debate, Shorten and Morrison finally faced off at the National Press Club, moderated by Sabra Lane.
No gaffes, no real surprises – the third leaders' debate was a fairly predictable affair, save for the testy conclusion
Shorten, tears welling at times, addressed the matter at great length in his Wednesday morning news conference.
The Daily Telegraph story with the headline “Mother of Invention” backfired, handing Shorten the opportunity of a powerful moment on the campaign trail and drawing criticism even within News Corp.