The economic case for rising above politics and embracing an increase in the GST. 
Professor John Freebairn 

The Coalition might find dealing with the new Senate is like herding cats. Dr Damon Alexander

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.

Is the Coalition's Direct Action Plan properly costed? 
Katherine Lake

As the Indian election looms, the nation's industrialists and media powerbrokers are performing a delicate dance of influence.
Swati Chaturvedi.

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

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

India's engagement with its neighbours and the wider world has been neglected for too long. Amitabh Mattoo outlines an agenda for the next government.

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

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Lily Farid summarises the key points out of Gerindra's election manifesto.

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

Will Labor's proposal to create a northern economic zone work?
Stephanie Gale

Partai Golkar has advocated for greater economic development this election season, writes Lily Farid

Analysing the 2013 election through the lens of the past.

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