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

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

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

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

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

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

The 2013 election campaign was a policy vacuum.
Barry Jones

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

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.