What are the key seats and issues affecting Australians? Six experts tell us what to expect in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.
UNSW’s Dr Mark Rolfe says satire was historically a way to express emotions such as anger, contempt and fear in safe and cathartic ways.
UNSW’s Dr Mark Rolfe supports the independent funding model proposed by ICAC for a national anti-corruption body.
News of the NSW premier's 'close personal relationship' with a former MP under investigation by ICAC is a hit to her hitherto squeaky clean public persona.
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.
Don't expect to learn anything new from the ceremonial rhetoric of Anzac Day. Persuasion about national unity depends on more than just the communication of facts, writes Mark Rolfe.
Politicians wishing to run down their opponents in the eyes of the public are quick to level accusations of dishonesty. But these 'lies' aren't always what they seem, writes Mark Rolfe.
A political leader always needs to judge when to push ahead of, and when to pull back to, public opinion, writes Mark Rolfe.
Tony Abbott’s interview with the Washington Post has revived his problem of loose lips - but this time on the international stage, writes Mark Rolfe.
The business community may try to get as much out of Tony Abbott as possible, but do they recognise the clear differences between a CEO and a prime minister, asks Mark Rolfe.