Communism, rationing and the British Empire: the 1949 Liberal election campaign
Katie Wood

The Democratic Party's (Partai Demokrat, PD) pro-people programs, specifically its assistance for fishermen and education, are the focus of this campaign ad.

Denis Napthine talks up his family values - he's rasied three children with wife Peggy - and says the Liberal's plans for health, education and transport are all about helping familes.

Labor has unveiled a positive TV ad to reframe the political debate and counter Coalition attacks. 
Ryan Sheales

As the July 9 election date looms, the parties pump up their advertising campaigns. Here's the latest from the 'Jokowi-JK' team (with English translation).

The Liberals urge against voting for Labor (and the Greens) with their ad about Labor's plans to expand Port Phillip heads. 

The much maligned art of sloganeering has long been central to Australian politics.
Sally Young

The latest Gerindra Party campaign advertisement has voters dancing in the streets: 'I believe Indonesia will move forward'. You can watch it (translated) here.

Tony Abbott morphs into Denis Napthine in this Labor ad that highlights federal government cuts as a reason not to vote for the Liberals at a state level.

The Liberal Party has unleashed an advertising blitz to counteract renewed media interest in Labor’s Kevin Rudd.
Bronwyn Hinz

There's some slick campaigning coming from the 'Jokowi-JK' PDI-P camp. Check out this latest television advertisement: 'Because we are the future'. (With English sub-titles.)

Daniel Andrews uses the Ford factory - where manufacturing will cease in 2016 - as a backdrop to sell his jobs message to voters.

While Kevin Rudd's advice about shaving in a hurry might seem a little banal, his political strategy is not.
Andrea Carson

Campaign advertising that denigrates and humiliates political leaders is cheap in both senses of the word and damages our political culture, writes Jackie Dickenson.

Ballarat has been a key election battlegroung this campaign with both sides releasing ads targeting the area. Here's Labor's.

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