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

The 2013 election campaign was a policy vacuum.
Barry Jones

History would suggest today's political journalists might actually be sexist, without intending to or even being aware of the fact.
Sally Young.

Opinion polls suggest support for Labor has plateaued and is subsiding slightly.
Dr Denis Muller

Labor leapt out of the starting gate unseasonably early this election. Andrea Carson surveys the field, and the obstacles, as the contendors for power in Spring Street jockey for position.

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

As per tradition, the public broadcaster is giving Labor and the Coalition free airtime for political campaigning.
Ryan Sheales

Daniel Andrews promises to end the long drawn-out paramedics dispute and increase ambulance response times if elected.

Quickly identify the key themes from Wayne Swan, Tony Abbott and Christine Milne's 2013 budget speeches.
Ryan Sheales

Why is Australia's company tax base being eroded?
Professor Miranda Stewart

Daniel Andrews pushes his key messages on TAFE funding, level-crossing removal and ending the ambulance dispute, saying it's about "putting people first".

Will young voters "like" Kevin Rudd as much the second time around?

Aaron Martin

The opinion polls continue to look bad for Labor, but are the right questions being asked? 
Dr Denis Muller

Tony Abbott morphs into Denis Napthine in this Labor ad that highlights federal government cuts as a reason not to vote for the Liberals at a state level.

Our resident cartoonist explains how Kevin Rudd went about fixing his cabinet
Wes Mountain

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