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This election, voters could ask whether Australia could be a diplomat, rather than a deputy in the Asian century.David Malet
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
Education continues to be at the forefront of the campaign, with millions of dollars in funding promised. But Stephen Dinham argues these announcements largely fail to address the underlying issues.
UPDATE: Rudd to bring forward the ETSPeter Christoff
Sometimes the only thing that will get noticed in an election campaign is an orange fish costume. Cameron Wheatley
Oral health is a significant public health issue in Australia and yet it is often neglected in government health-related polices. Lisa Gibbs says governments should be working harder to put a smile on your face.
The difficulties of pricing policies. Michael MacWilliam
We've seen the emergence of 'fact-checking' in the media. What about 'promise checking'?
Associate Professor Sally Young
Throughout the election campaign both parties have been keen to spruik their educational credentials. Suzanne Rice and Kira Clarke look at just how their policies stack up?
Labor announces major changes to asylum seeker policy.Jonathan Schultz
The Abbott government considers implementing its policies. Wes Mountain
The issue of how best to deal with asylum seekers seeking to reach Australia by boat is one of the most controversial. Melissa Phillips
Why do politicians increasingly use spin? Mark Triffitt
Voters frequently lament the government-of-the-day's perceived lack of action and vaguely demand it "does something".Ryan Sheales
Getting to the heart of the parties' policies is not as easy as you might think. Learn about the struggles the Election Watch team encountered on the hunt for policy.
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Date created: 1 October 2014
Last modified: 30 September 2014