University of Melbourne students on the week in politics, the Midwinter Ball and Wikileaks Party candidate Julian Assange. [Audio]
The Farrago Team

School funding is important, but money alone won't fix the problems confronting our education system.
Field Rickards

Are Australians under more financial pressure than they were 10 years ago? 
Roger Wilkins

What makes a successful first week for a political party in a modern election campaign? [video]
Nicholas Reece

It's been a busy and complex week of polling, with data at the national, state and individual-seat level. Here we try to disentangle them.
Dr Denis Muller

Tony Abbott says "trust me" in relation to costings. Wes Mountain

No surprise - the Coalition won. But here's your one-stop-shop for each House of Representatives seat. Maria Rae

Quickly identify the key themes from Wayne Swan, Tony Abbott and Christine Milne's 2013 budget speeches.
Ryan Sheales

The difficulties of pricing policies. 
Michael MacWilliam



The Coalition announces a military-led response to people trying to reach Australia by boat. 
Wes Mountain

Why electronic voting isn't as risk-free as it may seem.
Dr Vanessa Teague

Clive Palmer and Bob Katter both want to make a splash on the national stage this election. But are they contenders or crazies?
Dr Damon Alexander


Independent candidates are a visible presence in this election. But will they be as effective for their constituents as those from major parties?
Charles Everist

A review of the media coverage of election 2013 and Labor's long road of redemption [audio].
Nicholas Reece and Margaret Simons

A nationally representitive survey has found Australian politicians are failing to engage or build a sense of trust with voters just months out from the federal election.
Aaron Martin