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Inside the campaign to unseat Dutton

Inside the campaign to unseat Dutton

Grassroots campaign group GetUp has its sights on seven seats this election — and Peter Dutton’s marginal seat of Dickson is the priority target.

How many candidates will we lose between now and election day?

How many candidates will we lose between now and election day?

With the political body count already rising, surely it's time for change to our parties' broken vetting processes.

Gaffe tracker: how politicians stumbled through the start of the campaign

Gaffe tracker: how politicians stumbled through the start of the campaign

A look at the long list of awkward and regrettable moments from the first weekend of the campaign.

The smart money points to a Labor win, but Libs retain some hope

The smart money points to a Labor win, but Libs retain some hope

To get into a position where it is even able to cling to minority government, the Coalition will need to hack a path through seats currently held by Labor.

Why doesn't Australia have a fixed election date?

Why doesn't Australia have a fixed election date?

Scott Morrison still hasn't called the election, much to everyone's frustration. We take a look at why Australia has been kept waiting.

Debate over taxpayer-funded political ads masks a bigger problem

Debate over taxpayer-funded political ads masks a bigger problem

The government has quietly removed the ban on MPs and senators using office budgets to pay for TV and radio ads. Let's be clear: this is not the norm.

Could high-speed rail be on the agenda this election?

Could high-speed rail be on the agenda this election?

High-speed rail is a tantalising pre-election option, but does it make any sense? Crikey does the maths.

No, this isn't Morrison's 'Tampa moment'

No, this isn't Morrison's 'Tampa moment'

It's going to take a lot more than the goings-on of the "Canberra bubble" to transform the medivac loss to the Coalition's advantage come election time.

This parliament doesn't need an election, it needs an exorcism

This parliament doesn't need an election, it needs an exorcism

This parliament has reached a new low in the standards of its politics. But, these days, finding a new low is the norm.

The dirty fight against Labor's franking policy

The dirty fight against Labor's franking policy

Franking credits will be a huge battleground in this election year. This is how the Libs are taking it on.