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.
The Coalition usually wins at least three senate spots in Queensland, meaning Mr Rennick has a good chance of entering Parliament from July.
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.
The sender of a racist email attacking Independent MP Kerryn Phelps embeds a Liberal candidate's name in the email's metadata, in what the party says is clearly an attempted smear campaign against their candidate.
Sarah Hanson-Young says her party will be pushing Bill Shorten to get serious about climate action if he emerges victorious on May 18, expecting a Labor Lower House to turn to The Greens for control of the Senate.
The federal election is happening on Saturday, May 18. But what if you can't make it to a polling booth that day? Here are the various ways you cast your vote early.
A downturn is predicted to continue for Darwin's housing market, while hope lies on the horizon for Perth — but an economist suggests negative media does have an effect on the market, with sentiment a factor for buyers and sellers.
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.
Labor's decision to preselect former minister Melissa Parke to contest Julie Bishop's seat of Curtin in the upcoming federal election will force the Liberals to divert precious resources to defend the traditionally safe electorate, a political analyst says.