turnbull-shorten-740x385

Both leaders had their share of campaign challenges this week, but only one seemed to be genuinely enjoying himself despite the turbulence.

Preference deals serve many agendas. When it comes to the allocation of preferences at Australian elections, no party can claim to have clean hands.

turnbull-main

The Turnbull Government’s first budget did not live up to the challenge of ensuring women get the same economic and social opportunities as men, are respected, have a strong voice, are financially and economically secure, and are safe from violence.

Drum 10 May 2016

Labor and the Coalition have been flouting political conventions as we move towards the election. From outlining policies early to calling a very long campaign period, time will tell if their tactics have been clever or catastrophic.

Labor and the Coalition have been flouting political conventions as we move towards the election. From outlining policies early to calling a very long campaign period, time will tell if their tactics have been clever or catastrophic.

B8qNkjsCAAAYRV7

Behind the scenes, politicians’ minders will be working overtime during the election to win you over.

Morrison budget 2016

Jobs and growth is a catchy mantra, but is not enough for election triumph.

In matching or co-opting some of Labor’s initiatives in the budget, the Government will hope to neutralise the Opposition’s attack and clear the battlefield of all but the key points of differentiation before the election.

Drum 2 May

In matching or co-opting some of Labor’s initiatives in the budget, the Government will hope to neutralise the Opposition’s attack and clear the battlefield of all but the key points of differentiation before the election.

The party that proves the best at juggling economic prowess with fairness will enjoy almost certain electoral victory.