Daniel Andrews has been officially sworn in as the 48th Premier of Victoria and has unveiled his cabinet, which features nine women. 

The much maligned art of sloganeering has long been central to Australian politics.
Sally Young

Kevin Rudd tried to boost Labor's flagging campaign by talking up the economy and jobs at the party's campaign launch yesterday. But no-one can control economies anymore. Mark Triffitt

Foreign aid is often vulnerable to being cut to find budget savings in other areas.
Dr Bina Fernandez

How should political parties tackle reform? 
Professor Glyn Davis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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