UPDATE: Rudd to bring forward the ETS
Peter 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.

The ALP and Coalition's different language about climate change reveals how they might handle international climate talks.
Robyn Eckersley

The 2013 election campaign was a policy vacuum.
Barry Jones

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

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