If Australia were made up of just 100 people, what would they think about the big issues facing the country — and how did they vote?
Steven Burgess has spent the past three decades creating better cities overseas and interstate, consulting on transport and city planning. When he moved back to his hometown of Hobart, the engineer and urban strategist was shocked.
Young health professional Manning Mitchell is the type of resident Launceston is desperate to attract, and he loves the perks of life in a regional town. But while Hobart's population booms, Tasmania's northern capital is losing its working-age residents.
It used to take Kali Bean 20 minutes to drive into Hobart, but her daily commute is now twice as long. The city is facing a choice: bigger roads or better public transport.
The Senate is certainly a noisy feature of Australia's political culture, but how important is it for our democracy? And have upper houses — both state and federal — become an obstacle to good government?
Minor parties have added colour and complexity to our political landscape, but their number and influence would have been almost unthinkable to a voter in the 1950s.
The voters of Australia don't always agree with the immigration policies of the party they support. Though there's one clear exception.
The rationalisation of the power industry in the 1990s led to widespread job losses in eastern Victoria, and the impact on community and sporting clubs is still being felt a quarter of a century later.
For many people living along coastal Australia, taking their dog for a beach walk is an important part of daily life, but on the Gold Coast the growing human and dog populations are causing problems on the sand.