Australians will go to the polls on September 7, after what promises to be a bruising five week election campaign.
Cathy Harper

Why is Australia's company tax base being eroded?
Professor Miranda Stewart

Putting the Coalition’s much anticipated schools policy under the microscope. (A.K.A.: What are independent public schools?)
Bronwyn Hinz

A perspective on the disengagement of young people in Australia and the US. Sandra Silea

Your quick guide to Tony Abbott's first ministry.
Election Watch team

Now the Labor leadership question is resolved, let's talk about policy.
Helen Sullivan

Swinging voters are a particularly volatile part of the electorate. 
Sally Young

Where will the result of the federal election leave the issue of gay marriage?
Claire Boland

The opinion polls continue to look bad for Labor, but are the right questions being asked? 
Dr Denis Muller

"You're the voice, try and understand it .." What was Julian Assange trying to achieve? 
Maria Rae

Explaining the Australian election to an international audience.
Nicholas Reece


The Coalition might find dealing with the new Senate is like herding cats. Dr Damon Alexander

Universities may receive a stay of execution from funding cuts.
Gwil Croucher

The treatment of Australian livestock overseas has shocked Australians, but will the election make any difference?
Siobhan O'Sullivan

What the major opinion polls tell us up to the start of campaigning. 
Adrian Beaumont