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.

Since the 1970s, political media stunts and stage management have become the norm. 
Michael Gawenda

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

Is Rupert Murdoch opposing Labor's re-election because of the NBN? 
Emma Dawson

It's been a busy and complex week of polling, with data at the national, state and individual-seat level. Here we try to disentangle them.
Dr Denis Muller

Is this campaign video with bite, or has it jumped the shark? Take the poll.
Election Watch team

'We are the young - why should our attitude be old?' INC's pitch to the massive youth constituency.' (With English translation.)


The writing was long on the wall for a BJP win and a Congress rout. But the scale of it has left Modi supporters and detractors alike reeling. Was it a victory for policy, or strategy? Mosiqi Acharya investigates.