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

A nationally representitive survey has found Australian politicians are failing to engage or build a sense of trust with voters just months out from the federal election.
Aaron Martin

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

A debater's take on the success or failure of first leaders' debate.
James Gray

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

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.

The ALP digs into concerns over TAFE, ambulances and hospital waiting lists - and capitalises on Liberal squirming over porn sharing en route.

Some Labor MPs are increasingly coy about which party they represent.
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

EXCLUSIVE: Election Watch has been granted rare access to former Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's entire 1977 campaign diary, including handwritten notes.
Associate Professor Sally Young

Elections are won or lost in marginal seats. This analysis examines the electorates that will decide who reigns supreme on September 7th.
Dr Scott Brenton. 

Kevin Rudd makes his exit as Prime Minister and party leader. He'll sit quietly on the backbench .. won't he? 
Wes Mountain

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

 

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