Policy Comparator

In 2011, Australia joined other OECD countries by offering a Paid Parental Leave scheme. With alternate policies being proposed by the Coalition and Greens, PPL is an important point of policy difference.  Professor Anne Kavanagh and Dr Cameryn Garrett.

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Climate change can be an emotional topic. In 2007, Kevid Rudd called it the 'great moral challenge of our generation'. Where do the three major parties stand this year?
Lisa Caripis
 

Do the major parties have a vision for dealing with the ageing population? Professor Simon Biggs

Indigenous disadvantage has been an intractable problem. How do the major parties intend to tackle it? 
Maria Rae

Industrial Relations policy is always a major issue in Australian election debate.  2013 will be no different.   This time around the politics of industrial relations policy requires a balancing act for all parties.
Nicholas Reece

Foreign aid is often vulnerable to being cut to find budget savings in other areas.
Dr Bina Fernandez

Is it realistic to try to turn northern Australia into a "food bowl"? Dr Chris Taylor

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The issue of how best to deal with asylum seekers seeking to reach Australia by boat is one of the most controversial. 
Melissa Phillips

Disability care is an area of broad agreement between the major parties. Maria Rae

Education is always a key issue for voters. Click through for analysis on where the ALP and Coalition stand.
Professor Field Rickards

Transport is shaping as arguably the defining issue of the 2014 campaign. Roads versus rail? Public transport capacity and frequency? We lay out the parties' policy and statements.

Broadband remains a key point of difference between Labor and the Coalition’s policies going into the election. The Greens support Labor's NBN. Rod Tucker

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