These moments were significant not for the impact they'll have on voters — who are probably over debates, if not the whole election — but for what they told us about the leaders, writes Michelle Grattan.
The reason we know more about a post-election Labor ministry is that most of its occupants are already "shadowing" the jobs they'd hold, writes Michelle Grattan.
Week three of the federal election campaign was more successful for the Opposition Leader but dark clouds continue to hover over climate change policy, writes Michelle Grattan.
Less than a year after Scott Morrison referred to Clive Palmer's political push as a "circus sideshow", he will sign a lucrative preference deal with the rising United Australia Party, writes Michelle Grattan.
Despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreeing on a campaign ceasefire over Easter, ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull lobs a few unexpected rotten eggs as a gift for Labor, writes Michelle Grattan.
For Mr Shorten, Easter might act as an eraser to rub out people's memories of a scratchy couple of days in the first week, writes Michelle Grattan.
Compared with 2016 this will be a short campaign. It will be rougher. And Scott Morrison will not be wearing gloves, writes Michelle Grattan.
The Dutton affair suggests we need a lot more transparency about what in recent years has become a sunrise industry of politics, and a lucrative occupation for spent politicians, writes Michelle Grattan.
With the pre-election mood as black as the Coalition's 'back in black' Budget theme, it is no surprise that Labor has grabbed the mike from its opponent, writes Michelle Grattan.
One Nation's NRA meetings have left the Liberals in a bind over preferences that has put state ranks offside. Can Scott Morrison hold his party together? asks Michelle Grattan.