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Skipping school? Get the PM to write your teacher a note 
Wes Mountain

A debater's take on the success or failure of first leaders' debate.
James Gray

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

What's the role of minor parties in the Senate?
Emily Look

Communism, rationing and the British Empire: the 1949 Liberal election campaign
Katie Wood

How should political parties tackle reform? 
Professor Glyn Davis

Negative ads seem to work, which is why political parties use them. 
Associate Professor Sally Young

A report from the Greens frontline.
Claire Boland

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

The much maligned art of sloganeering has long been central to Australian politics.
Sally Young

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

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


Kevin Rudd concedes defeat and will step down as Labor leader. But his valedictory speech set a tone of vindication. Cathy Harper

Kevin Rudd personally supports gay marriage. What might this mean for marriage equality post-election?
Graham Willett

Labor announces major changes to asylum seeker policy.
Jonathan Schultz