Policy Comparator

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

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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

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

Getting to the heart of the parties' policies is not as easy as you might think. Learn about the struggles the Election Watch team encountered on the hunt for policy.

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

Revenue from mining is central to the Australian economy. Where do the Coalition, ALP and Greens stand? 
Professor John Freebairn

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.

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

Education continues to be a hot topic in this election. Labor has identifed this area as the cornerstone of their campagin, pledging $1.3 billion towards education funding. The Liberals claim this is an empty promise. Who can best secure the future of Victoria's schools?

Both the Coaltion and ALP have agreed to build Australia’s first stand-alone cardiac hospital - but the debate still continues in other areas of the health sector. See here some of the key issues at the heart of the election campaign.

Defence is generally seen as one of the main purposes of a government. How do the main parties differ?
Derek McDougall

With around 30,000 people rallying for climate action in Melbourne in September, the environment has continued to be a major part of the political debate both nationally and statewide.

Both the ALP and Coalition say the economy is their main priority. But how will they fund their promises? Professor John Freebairn.