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.
Houses will be worth more or less what they would have been, if Labor's policies are adopted, NSW Treasury analysis says.
Labor's proposal is a grab for money, disguised as something grander.
Retirees with superannuation balances of $1. pay and pay no tax and get annual imputation cheques of $63,000.
Unions and Labor have a long history of working together, but if the ALP wins office, unions will have to compete with many other groups to get what they want.
Overruling the Fair Work Commission will give Labor what it wants, at the cost of diminishing the commission.
As the campaign wears on, Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten have appeared increasingly stage-managed and rehearsed. Where is the charisma, wit and inspiring ideas?
It's easy to legislate for new offences and more incarceration. It's harder – and more expensive – to ensure the community is safer in the long term. This involves addressing causes, not effects.
At this election there is a stark choice between the two major parties on industrial relations: the "small target" approach of the Coalition and the ALP's more ambitious and detailed plan.
It ought to be possible to replace Australia's minimum wage with a higher "living wage" without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.
Interest rate cuts don't work like they used to, and they help us put off the hard things we need to do to improve our lives.
Richard Eccleston on the electoral mood in Tasmania
University of Tasmania political science professor, Richard Eccleston, says a lack of a coherent energy policy could count against the Coalition in the island state.
The Greens' fortunes have fed off Labor's performance: a weakened Labor means more support for the Greens. But this election the party is more likely to maintain its parliamentary presence.
While Ipsos on Newspoll are telling different stories about leaders' approval ratings, both are still showing a likely victory for Labor at the federal election.
The reason we know more about a post-election Labor ministry is that most of its occupants are already “shadowing” the jobs they'd hold.
Labor's childcare policy would do more for the economy than either side's proposed tax cuts.
The Reserve Bank has adjusted rates in previous election campaigns, but it needs to have a very, very, good reason.
On primary votes, the ALP dropped a point to 36%, while the Coalition was static on 38%, from the last Newspoll a week ago.
Razzmatazz aside, the opposition leader - standing in front of Labor's slogan "A Fair Go For Australia" - brought together the “case for change” in a carefully-honed, strongly delivered address.
At the Brisbane launch Shorten will emphasise the link between the tough economic decisions Labor has made and the ability provided to spend on health and other services.