Why are politicians generally viewed as untrustworthy? 
Dr Jackie Dickenson

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'.

Ashok Malik

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

The sheer scale of this exercise in democracy is mind-boggling.
Pradeep Taneja

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