Accusations of dirty tactics break out in Melbourne, where Labor accuses the Liberal Party of deliberately using official AEC colours to mislead Chinese-speaking voters in the marginal seat of Chisholm.
Live election broadcasts have come a long way in 50 years. The ABC's 1969 coverage featured incorrect results, scrunched-up bits of paper and uneaten sandwiches — it even led to a raunchy play that inspired a film.
Former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer says the three-week early voting period is bad for democracy, particularly in regional Australia.
Federal Labor says "appalling" and "racist" flyers aimed at its Western Australian MP Anne Aly have been circulated in her electorate of Cowan.
Naysayers who argue campaign financing doesn't interest the punters underestimate the intelligence of the Australian people. Voters don't like what they can plainly see, writes Rebecca Huntley.
An Aboriginal elder and massacre survivor immortalised on the Australian $2 coin could be further recognised if a bid to rename a vast Northern Territory electorate is successful.
A network of popular Facebook pages that have built large audiences catering to Australians agitated over hot button issues is under the control of trolls and scammers from the Balkans, an ABC investigation reveals.
There are many reasons to be frustrated with Australian politics as we suffer our sixth prime minister in eight years, but our electoral system is not one of them.
Since its spectacular debut in 1998 there have been 30 people elected to parliaments under the banner of Pauline Hanson's One Nation, but most didn't last a full term for the party.