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Clive Palmer and Bob Katter both want to make a splash on the national stage this election. But are they contenders or crazies?Dr Damon Alexander
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser reflects on presidential-style politics, media stunts, twitter and Rupert Murdoch.Andrea Carson
A philosopher's view on political debate and fact checking— why it’s a good thing whether we agree on the facts or not.Professor Greg Restall
With almost half the world's population set to cast a vote in this year, 2014 is shaping up as one of democracy's biggest (and most challanging) years.Nick Reece
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.
India's election will take place at the intersection of two inexorable trends — urbanisation and 'youthification'.
Will young voters "like" Kevin Rudd as much the second time around?
The sheer scale of this exercise in democracy is mind-boggling.Pradeep Taneja
When will we go to the polls? The only certainty is it has to be before November 30.
India's general election promises to be louder, bigger and more colorful than the Mardi Gras, the Carnival and La Tomatina put together.Amitabh Mattoo
The mainstream media needs to change the way it reports politics.Margaret Simons
The impact of social media on the elections.
A reformed journalist's memories from an election campaign busMargo Kingston
With almost half the world's population set to cast a vote in this year, 2014 is shaping up as one of democracy's biggest (and most challenging) years.Nick Reece
Some Senate ballot papers are going to be so large this year electoral officials have ordered magnifying glasses to help voters. Really.Wes Mountain.
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