An Australian TV journalist working in New Dehli provides an insight into the difficulties providing comprehnsive coverage of the sprawling Indian elections. [Video]

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

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

A September 7 election saves Australians the folly of a planned referendum on constitutional recognition for local councils.
Bronwyn Hinz

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

Sometimes the only thing that will get noticed in an election campaign is an orange fish costume. Cameron Wheatley

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."

With the Victorian election shaping as a closer contest than many might have anticipated, Nicholas Reece lays out the political landscape and identifies the issues likely to decide the next government.

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.

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