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.
Inevitably much of the discussion and many of the clashes focused on money and tax – the conflicting arguments have been well rehearsed throughout the campaign.
In the second debate of the campaign, Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten answered questions from voters in a people's forum on everything from franking credits to, yes, post offices.
Leigh Sullivan joins Michelle Grattan to talk about the week in politics.
Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland's longest-serving premier, but an inquiry into corruption brought his hopes of becoming the next prime minister of Australia to a sudden end.
Research shows that Australians are increasingly tuning out of leaders' debates – just 21% reported watching a debate in 2016, down from 71% in 1993.
Pre-poll votes within the first 24 hours were almost double the number at the same stage in 2016. That could hurt some minor parties who traditionally spend big in the last few weeks of a campaign.
In an election about wages, it is bizarre that both sides are planning to raid them to lift compulsory super.
The media loves a victim, but sympathy for someone who won't spend what they've got because they're saving for their children is taking it too far.
Refusing to own any particular set of figures, which is what Labor has done – apart from passing nods to assessments that suit its case - is risky.
He's spending big and may well win a spot in the Senate. But the big question is what the billionaire businessman intends to do if he returns to the Australian parliament.
Thanks to preferential voting, Australian House of Representatives members are each elected by an absolute majority of the voters in the electorate they represent.
Senate voting is pretty complicated. Here's how preferential voting and proportional representation work – and how to make sure your vote is counted on election day.
The major parties are focusing on social media like never before to get their messaging out – and finding more creative ways to do it.
Labor's main election promise for higher education is to restore the demand-driven system of funding, also known as scrapping the "cap" on government funding. Here's why that would be a good policy.
In three decades Australia's merchant fleet has declined from about 100 ships to 14. It's mostly to do with ships changing flags to avoid local laws and crews.
Whether or not it's some sort of record, the Liberals' loss of two Victorian candidates in a single day is way beyond what Oscar Wilde would have dubbed carelessness.
Tim Colebatch on the battle in Victoria - and the Senate.
Colebatch says three Victorian seats are "pretty certain" Labor wins - Dunkley, Corangamite and Chisholm. A number of others "are really open" - Casey, La Trobe, Deakin, Flinders and even Higgins.
After the backlash against the formal Labor-Greens alliance under the Gillard government, Shorten is anxious to keep maximum distance between the ALP and the minor party.
Competition policy in Australia is undermined by not knowing if it is right to let the vast majority of corporate mergers go ahead.