After years of polling suggested it was an 'unlosable' election for Bill Shorten, last night's Coalition win seemed like a "miracle" to many more than just Scott Morrison. We asked the experts why the predictions were so off and it seems the death of the landline has a lot to answer for.
The NSW Mid North Coast electorate is one of 29 where GetUp volunteers will be active on polling day, handing out how-to-vote-guides which favour independent candidate Mr Oakeshott.
Vote Compass is back for the 2019 election to help you cut through the clutter of confusing election promises, polls and policies — and find out where you stand in the Australian political landscape. Find out how it works.
A major opinion polling company used by GetUp!, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and some political parties is co-owned by union heavyweights the CFMMEU and the ACTU, an ABC investigation has discovered.
Voters haven't only just started rolling their eyes at politicians. Since the 1970s, more than half of Australian voters have said their representatives are looking after themselves.
Independent candidate Rebekha Sharkie says she has had to be "clever and resourceful" in a tough campaign against Liberal Georgina Downer, as the Prime Minister backs Ms Downer to return for the next federal election.
Even if secular law changes to allow same-sex couples to marry, churches are protected by religious freedom to choose who they will — or will not — allow to marry.
The same-sex marriage campaign is seeing some shocker claims and incidents on both sides. But the SMS blitz by the Yes camp was certainly not among them, writes Michelle Grattan.
It is sometimes argued that attitudes to same-sex marriage are deeply entrenched and attempts to alter them are pointless. However, research suggests peoples' views are more malleable than first thought.