Myriam RobinJun 24, 20164 Comments
Not even the mighty News Corp tabloids can make the public care deeply about this election.
Myriam RobinJun 17, 20163 Comments
Who are the faceless men who set the party's messaging each day?
Bernard KeaneJun 10, 20165 Comments
Not all corporate campaigns against political parties happen on TV. Some go under the radar, and can be even more effective.
Sally WhyteJun 3, 20165 Comments
How do does the trade union movement flex its muscle during elections?
Josh TaylorMay 27, 20161 Comment
Chiefs of staff walk a fine line. They need to be prominent enough to help their party's message, without becoming the party's message.
Bernard KeaneMay 20, 20165 Comments
Investment vehicles, unions and key industries help finance the parties' federal election campaigns. But there's one donor who dwarfs all of them.
May 13, 20166 Comments
In the first of a series on those players behind the scenes who will sway the election, Crikey journalists Myriam Robin and Josh Taylor profile the pollsters.
Andrew CrookJun 7, 20132 Comments
Crikey has been counting down the most powerful people in the fight for the 2013 federal election. Here's our number one: the campaign directors. Who are these people, and what tack are they taking in 2013?
Andrew CrookJun 6, 2013
Our top pollies' chiefs of staff Ben Hubbard and Peta Credlin are invaluable to their respective leaders, sending their troops into battle, calming hot tempers and negotiating back-room deals. The Power Index finds out what makes these political powerbrokers tick.
Andrew CrookJun 5, 20132 Comments
The election is roughly 100 days away, and the parties' spinners are fired up -- planting stories, shilling images, shaping the message and the nightly news. These wily party types massage the message and try to get their candidate's face on TV -- for all the right reasons. But do Gillard and Abbott have the best spinners in place?