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

University of Melbourne students on that thing called the economy, September 7 and exactly how many pollies are Slytherins…
The Farrago Team

Voters got some insights from last night's people's forum. 
James Gray

A perspective on the disengagement of young people in Australia and the US. Sandra Silea

A comprehensive and regularly updated repository of all the major political party's election manifestos.

Favourite Joko Widodo's run to the Presidential Palace appears to be on track. Professor Tim Lindsey explains why Australians should be hoping that he doesn't stumble. Photo: Flickr/Danuprimanto https://flic.kr/p/68ZuxP

There's a lot to be cynical about when it comes to taxpayer-funded advertising in Victoria. Yet there's no sign it'll vanish anytime soon. Jackie Dickenson explains. 

Voters are in for a wild ride with the facts as politicians and their advisors ramp up their rhetoric and spin ahead of the federal election.
Neville Norman

Some Senate ballot papers are going to be so large this year electoral officials have ordered magnifying glasses to help voters. Really.
Wes Mountain.

An easy infographic that tells you where Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd campaigned, and what they did.
Election Watch team

Was Joe Hockey right when he claimed that only 2% of Australians under 50 earning $100,000 are women? 
Chris Lloyd

Explaining the Australian election to an international audience.
Nicholas Reece

 

A waiter serves up a meal, and an unhappy diner dishes out on the rising cost of living. 'Enough now - we shall deal with it ourselves.'

India's Melbourne-based intelligentsia gathered at the Australia India Institute today to watch the live feed of the count and dissect the Narendra Modi landslide.

Enlisting a retro cash-register 'ker-ching" and old-school supermarket spruiking, the Liberals target hip-pocket nervousness about Labor pledges and spending.

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