Brandishing a pencil as their weapon of choice, some voters will attempt to slaughter the hopes of the major parties by lodging an "up yours" on their voting ballot — but will the protest vote impact the election outcome?
Billionaire businessman and former federal MP Clive Palmer abandons his plan to contest the country's most marginal seat, instead throwing himself into the race for the Senate.
Several MPs in the Liberal Party say they are disappointed it has taken so long for the party to put One Nation behind Labor. But instead blaming Morrison, they point the finger at the Queensland LNP who they say had to be dragged kicking and screaming to this position, writes Patricia Karvelas
The re-election of the Berejiklian Government for a third term has provided a morale boost for the federal Liberals, but any relief being felt will be tempered by a much bigger problem: what to do about voter discontent in the bush.
Katter's Australian Party MP Bob Katter says that when he was first elected and re-elected as an independent in the early 2000s, no independent had ever got re-elected. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds his claim to be wrong.
Now that the Coalition is down one member in the House of Representatives, and one of its Nationals is sitting on the crossbench, its opponents might try to test the numbers with a vote of no confidence in Peter Dutton. Here's how that could play out.
The Queensland Council for Civil Liberties accuses Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk of acting in the same manner as controversial politician Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson by stripping Katter's Australian Party of five parliamentary staff.
In his maiden speech, Katter's Australian Party senator Fraser Anning said that international student visas should be "drastically reduced in number", which he says would create more university places for Australians. RMIT ABC Fact Check finds his claim to be ill-informed.
Federal Labor candidate Justine Keay wins the Braddon by-election in Tasmania, according to ABC election analyst Antony Green.
Former Labor leader Mark Latham joins Pauline Hanson's campaign in the Longman by-election, recording a robocall urging voters to retaliate against his former party.