You could compare election opinion polls to penalty shoot-outs at a World Cup final: there’s huge pressure to get it right and we remember the big misses most of all.
Topping up deposits by as much as 15 percentage points will help, but housing isn't risk-free.
Few First Nations candidates have succeeded in getting elected to parliament, but it is clear that when they do, they can make a substantial difference.
A former investment treaty between India and Australia allows for a legal claim if the mine doesn’t go ahead, but this shouldn’t deter a federal government, says a UNSW Law researcher.
Discussion of immigration during the election campaign amounts to nothing but scaremongering, says Adjunct Professor Raja Junankar.
It ought to be possible to replace Australia's minimum wage with a higher "living wage" without putting people our of work, but more will be needed.
Labor's policies have to get a lot more ambitious if they want to see real reductions in emissions.
The Coalition and Labor have outlined their plans for Indigenous health spending. There are some worthwhile pledges, but these policy promises could better reflect what our First Nations people need.
When the Australian cricket team got caught in a ball-tampering racket, there were consequences. Our politicians do something similar, but get a pass.
Housing policy is a stark point of difference at this election. While the government took promising steps to set up social housing finance, it has yet to give any sign it will finish what it started.