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Opinion polls suggest support for Labor has plateaued and is subsiding slightly.
Dr Denis Muller

Kevin Rudd tried to boost Labor's flagging campaign by talking up the economy and jobs at the party's campaign launch yesterday. But no-one can control economies anymore. Mark Triffitt

Voters frequently lament the government-of-the-day's perceived lack of action and vaguely demand it "does something".
Ryan Sheales

This election, voters could ask whether Australia could be a diplomat, rather than a deputy in the Asian century.
David Malet

The importance of independently verifying a politically-charged photo. 
Denis Muller

Will Labor's proposal to create a northern economic zone work?
Stephanie Gale

How I support the Labor Party and still sleep at night.
Laura Soderlind

A Liberal Party leaflet posted online connects boat arrivals to crime in western Sydney. 
Ryan Sheales

Rudd's “new agenda” speech is an attempt to to reach out to key constituencies: marginal voters, the major employer groups, unions, and small business.
Peter Gahan

Now that the election date has been set, will attention turn to policy?
Associate Professor Sally Young

The Coalition's version of the national broadband network is not cheaper in the long term.
Professor Rod Tucker

The leader of the Coalition Tony Abbott has declared Australia under new mangement and open for business. Cathy Harper

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

Why do politicians increasingly use spin?  
Mark Triffitt

Grab your diary, pick up a red pen... here are the key 2013 election dates explained.
Nicholas Reece