How much will the 'PNG Solution' cost? Do people smugglers really have a "business model". Are many asylum seekers "economic refugees"?
Alice He

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

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

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

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

Tony Abbott says "trust me" in relation to costings. Wes Mountain

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

Independent candidates are a visible presence in this election. But will they be as effective for their constituents as those from major parties?
Charles Everist

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

Tony Abbott says he would break the Coalition's pledge on greenhouse reduction targets if it cost more than expected.
Wes Mountain

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

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

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

The Coalition has released its election policy costings just two days before voters go to the polls. Read them all here.

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