The sorry reality is that lies are one variation of the myriad ways in which politicians bend the truth to scare voters away from the competition.

With the election hanging in the balance, it is difficult to see a safe path for Malcolm Turnbull to navigate through the minefield that he alone has created.

After an eight-week campaign it’s understandable if you have switched off. Here’s how you can catch up before making the big decision.

The opposition’s efforts to pitch every policy debate as a battle between “us and them” may not have galvanised voter support in the way Labor wished.

Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign speech confronted the challenges that Labor or a hung parliament pose, but it’s the spectre of Tony Abbott that could prove to be his greatest political battle.

Everything you need to know about Bill Shorten’s campaign and how it will affect you.

It may not look like it at times, but election campaigns are planned to the tiniest level of detail. Yet they can be easily derailed by an unexpected appearance by a ghost or two from the past, as we dramatically saw this week. A calendar of campaign events and announcements is developed months before the […]

The beginning of the campaign was all education, healthcare, negative gearing and badly behaved banks. That’s Labor territory — so it took a far-right Abbottista to bring the conversation back to solid Coalition ground.

The power of women voters cannot, and should not, be underestimated. Hell hath no fury like a female voter scorned.

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