Treasurer Chris Bowen and Finance Minister Penny Wong reveal a budget deficit of more than $30 billion. 
Cathy Harper

The polls consistently show the Coalition with a commanding lead .. but what about the 'headline worm'? 
Dr Denis Muller

Issues of corruption within the Australian Labor Party could extend beyond a group of "rotten apple" individuals
Ryan Sheales

Voters deserve an honest appraisal of the party platforms. 
Nicholas Reece

Australians will go to the polls on September 7, after what promises to be a bruising five week election campaign.
Cathy Harper

How I support the Labor Party and still sleep at night.
Laura Soderlind

Now that the election date has been set, will attention turn to policy?
Associate Professor Sally Young

As we prepare to vote on Saturday, are we mainly considering our own hip pocket or longer-term issues about the good of society? Karen Block

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

Your quick and easy election night guide to help you make sense of each seat.
Maria Rae

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

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

Despite some claims of bias, the opinion polls were largely an accurate predictor of the election result.
Dr Denis Muller

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

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