Both major parties are in a race to the bottom about how best to shut down Australia as a place of refuge for people who take to the sea, writes Jane McAdam.
Vision and detail are relatively absent from all three major parties' education policies, write Kalervo Gulson and Shaun Rawolle.
No party has properly addressed the issue that women's experience of gender-blind systems like education, superannuation and aged-care, are shaped simply by the fact that they are women, writes Helen Hodgson.
Over the course of the 2013 federal election, we will experience a real time experiment into the degree of influence exerted by Rupert Murdoch on Australian political life, writes David McKnight.
With the federal election approaching, policies are needed that end funding uncertainties and consolidate investment in research, writes Merlin Crossley.
Leaving aside leadership questions, there is no doubt the cost of living will be the key issue in the federal election, writes Frank Zumbo.
The United Kingdom seems light years ahead of Australia in the politics of climate change. How can we have fallen so far behind, asks UNSW law academic Sarah Waddell.
A key legal event of the 2007 federal election campaign, a debate between Attorney-General Philip Ruddock MP and Shadow Attorney-General Senator Joe Ludwig, will be held on Tuesday 6 November.