The Napthine government thought the union movement would deliver it victory courtesy of an anti-union scare campaign. Instead, the unions were decisive in the Coalition's defeat.

How might voters react when a political candidate pledges not to do things?
Ryan Sheales

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

Watch the major parties' TV campaign ads all in one place.

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

For the determined vote rigger, new technology is no barrier to old-fashioned ballot-box skulduggery. This election, Indian officials are trying to stay a step ahead with a radical technology - the paper trail.
Vanessa Teague 

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's pitch to voters: "I am ready to fight against the richest, the most powerful, and the most corrupt in this country. I will fight, but I will not fight alone, we will all fight together."

Campaign advertising that denigrates and humiliates political leaders is cheap in both senses of the word and damages our political culture, writes Jackie Dickenson.

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

What makes a successful first week for a political party in a modern election campaign? [video]
Nicholas Reece

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 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

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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