This election has triggered a loud call for something to be done about untruth in political advertising. But can we actually do anything under current laws?
The surge in pre-poll voting reflects an electorate sick of being manipulated by a democratic system that acts as a money funnel to politicians.
Despite being a year without major elections, the 2017-18 political donations data throws up some interesting stories — many months after we should have known.
On top of the easily quantifiable impacts on party margins and seat shares, the changes will disrupt the major parties by disturbing finely calibrated balances of factional power.
In an off-year electorally, the political parties had a record low in donors, as business drifts away from giving money to politicians.
After all the controversy of the past couple of months, there has been a curious resurgence in support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation.