Federal election 2016


If the Coalition loses this election there will be some insiders pointing fingers at the Business Council of Australia, writes Lindy Edwards.

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull's video and Bill Shorten's book are underpinned by the same idea: the love their parents had for them imbued them with the right qualities to become prime minister, writes Mark Rolfe.


Both major parties support offshore processing and boat turnbacks. But public opinion is not so clear-cut. And nor are the policy choices, writes Claire Higgins.

Bill Shorten

The public has little sympathy for a government that rushes to lock in a major policy commitment when it knows an election is near, writes Gabrielle Appleby.


No matter how one cuts the data, there's no evidence that conservatives are better managers of the economy, writes James Morley.