Are right-wing micro-parties merely dummies to funnel votes to each other? Crikey catches them out breaching electoral laws. Now the AEC is investigating.
Unusually, voters were thinking more about health and Medicare than the economy on July 2, this week's Essential Report shows.
Think the media won’t shut up about the damn election? It was worse in 2013
There were far more mentions of Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd during a much shorter campaign than there have been of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten.
Tony Abbott’s terrible government is YOUR fault
Abbott's campaign for government was always a Trojan horse packed with policies to resuscitate the old culture wars and economic austerity. And we, the Australian people, voted for him. An angry Aussie expat explains.
A fix for what’s not broken: why Australia doesn’t need voter ID
Are new rules needed to stop multiple voters from undermining Australian elections? Not according to the local and international evidence, writes Jennifer Rayner at Inside Story.
Libs likely the losers as WA heads to the polls … again
Western Australians get another crack at the Senate election, and their dissatisfaction with the Abbott government is likely to translate into a win for the Left. But will it matter for the Abbott government?