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.

Watch the major parties' TV campaign ads all in one place.

There's a lot to be cynical about when it comes to taxpayer-funded advertising in Victoria. Yet there's no sign it'll vanish anytime soon. Jackie Dickenson explains. 

The Liberals push hard in their campaign for Ballarat, a key election battleground, with the economy and jobs key to their message.

As per tradition, the public broadcaster is giving Labor and the Coalition free airtime for political campaigning.
Ryan Sheales

Enlisting a retro cash-register 'ker-ching" and old-school supermarket spruiking, the Liberals target hip-pocket nervousness about Labor pledges and spending.

Watch all the major interest groups' TV campaign ads in one place.

The ALP digs into concerns over TAFE, ambulances and hospital waiting lists - and capitalises on Liberal squirming over porn sharing en route.

Bollywood actress-turned model Meghna Patel has staged a nude photo shoot in support of BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi.

Using an interview where Daniel Andrews backs the building of the desalination plant, the Liberals target the cost of the as-yet unused desalination plant. 

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