Think you know where you stand on the various parties' policies? Test yourself using Vote Compass, an interactive tool to really get you thinking about policy.

So you think you're a politics tragic. But do this quiz: you'll be surprised.  Associate Professor Sally Young

The PDI-P has successfully wooed voters with a pitch capitalising on national pride in "The Great Indonesia". Lily Yulianti Farid summarises its policies.

Kevin Rudd personally supports gay marriage. What might this mean for marriage equality post-election?
Graham Willett

Does Australia have a bloated middle class welfare system? 
Joey Moloney

Water and energy security are India's greatest challenges. Former Energy Minister Suresh Prabhu discusses the challenges and opportunities for the next Indian Government at a recent Australia India Institute event.

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Now the Labor leadership question is resolved, let's talk about policy.
Helen Sullivan

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

India's new political leadership has been unveiled. Read Mosiqi Acharya's formguide to who's who in Modi's inner circle. 

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The mainstream media needs to change the way it reports politics.
Margaret Simons

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

The candidates for the Indonesian presidency have presented their political visions to the voters. How do they compare?
Lily Yulianti Farid.

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Analysing the 2013 election through the lens of the past.

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

Mental illness, particularly among youth, is a growing challenge for the state's health services. Michael Notaras says greater funding for mental health programs will ease the burden on the overall health system.

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