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news June 04, 2016
Marginal seats unlikely to deliver a hung parliament
Despite a scare campaign over a hung parliament, the election is tending to a narrow Coalition victory, with the Greens as everyone’s enemy.
news May 21, 2016
Labor’s bid to make health central to election
In the first major policy announcement of the campaign, Labor has built a wedge on Medicare rebates – and won powerful support.
news May 28, 2016
Scott Morrison’s black hole serves its campaign purpose
Their attack on Labor’s economic figures may have backfired, but the Coalition’s campaign HQ is just happy the focus is back on the economy.
news May 07, 2016
Malcolm Turnbull’s budget grab bag to prime election
Amid confusion over forward estimates, the budget is as much about promised economic planning as it is an election pitch.
news April 30, 2016
The strange politics of negative gearing
By picking a battle over investment incentives, the Coalition and the opposition are looking to fight the election at opposing ends of the “Australian dream”.
news April 23, 2016
Pauline Hanson’s senate chances aided by voting reforms
Aided by voting reforms and the quirks of a double-dissolution election, Pauline Hanson is in a seat-winning position for the first time in more than a decade.
news April 16, 2016
New rules for foreign investors
As foreign investment increases, especially from China, new protocols are being weighed to find a balance between Australia’s national security and economic growth.
news April 09, 2016
Inside the Malcolm Turnbull-Scott Morrison divide
Seven months into their partnership, Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison are struggling to reconcile their different styles.
news April 02, 2016
Australia’s Indigenous youth suicide crisis
The death last month of a 10-year-old Indigenous girl in a remote WA community intensifies the need for a clearer approach to suicide prevention.
news March 26, 2016
What happened to the Safe Schools program
After a year of agitation, conservatives had a big win on the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – a curtain-raiser to their fight on equal marriage.
news March 19, 2016
The remaking of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten
The Labor leader has come back from his summer break with a different approach to advice and a scheme to change his image.
news March 12, 2016
What’s next for same-sex marriage
As the Liberal Party splinters further on same-sex marriage, both ends of the debate are arguing for a different kind of free vote.