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Analysing the 2013 election through the lens of the past.
Communism, rationing and the British Empire: the 1949 Liberal election campaignKatie Wood
The much maligned art of sloganeering has long been central to Australian politics.Sally Young
EXCLUSIVE: Election Watch has been granted rare access to former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's entire 1977 campaign diary, including handwritten notes.Associate Professor Sally Young
How should political parties tackle reform? Professor Glyn Davis
Now that the election date has been set, will attention turn to policy?Associate Professor Sally Young
Preferential and compulsory voting are uniquely Australian traditions.Angus Ferguson
Why are politicians generally viewed as untrustworthy? Dr Jackie Dickenson
So you think you're a politics tragic. But do this quiz: you'll be surprised. Associate Professor Sally Young
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser reflects on presidential-style politics, media stunts, twitter and Rupert Murdoch.Andrea Carson
We've seen the emergence of 'fact-checking' in the media. What about 'promise checking'?
Associate Professor Sally Young
History would suggest today's political journalists might actually be sexist, without intending to or even being aware of the fact.Sally Young.
Since the 1970s, political media stunts and stage management have become the norm. Michael Gawenda
Australians voted in a very different federal election 100 years ago: the two-party system was yet to dominate and there weren't any opinion polls.
A reformed journalist's memories from an election campaign busMargo Kingston
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Date created: 25 June 2013
Last modified: 18 December 2014