Scott Morrison will damage relations with China and risk an electoral backlash if he inks a preference swap deal with controversial businessman Clive Palmer, former WA Liberal premier Colin Barnett says.
Targeting health is seen as a vote winner in elections and there's been no shortage of announcements this election campaign. So far, most of the promises are designed to make it cheaper for you to see a doctor or specialist.
A closer look at how the two men vying for the top job talk about each other reveals bitter opponents each resorting to different types of disrespectful language to portray themselves as the better man.
The Liberal Party strikes a deal to exchange preferences with Clive Palmer, which will see the United Australia Party placed second, or above Labor, on its how-to-vote cards in Lower and Upper House seats.
Queensland is the only state home to an officially merged Liberal National Party and the conservative arm is taking the chance to grab the wheel during this federal election.
In 2009 we were promised a fast National Broadband Network with optical fibre cables direct to most homes and businesses. Instead, we've ended up with a mix of technologies including optical fibre, copper wires, Hybrid Fibre Coaxial, fixed wireless and satellite.
The travel of the Coalition's and Labor's leaders during the first week of the federal election campaign shows the electorates the major parties expect will determine who forms government.
Both the Coalition and Labor say they take the threat of climate change seriously, but they're offering different pitches on how to deal with it ahead of the federal election.