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Essential: wounded Turnbull set for victory with late swing

Essential: wounded Turnbull set for victory with late swing

A last-week surge has put the Coalition back into the lead, and Malcolm Turnbull is poised for victory, the final Essential Report poll of the campaign reveals.

Rundle: how the minors can hijack Parliament and bring on the revolution

Rundle: how the minors can hijack Parliament and bring on the revolution

We are not going to get a Syriza. But we have the Nick Xenophon Team and other minor parties -- and it's their time to hang the Parliament and get what they want.

Denison: this is one seat the major parties might not win

Denison: this is one seat the major parties might not win

It's de rigueur to hate independents in this federal election campaign -- but Andrew Wilkie is on track to hold his Tasmanian seat, probably with the help of Liberal preferences. What happens next?

Why all the hang-ups over a hung parliament?

Why all the hang-ups over a hung parliament?

Amid the hand-wringing about another "hung parliament", it's worth remembering Australia has had almost an unbroken string of hung parliaments since 1977, write Brenton Prosser and Richard Denniss.

Windsor and Oakeshott, independents alike to the last

Windsor and Oakeshott, independents alike to the last

It's fitting that Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott leave politics together. Their careers have followed very similar trajectories.

Newspoll: support plunges for Windsor and Oakeshott

Newspoll: support plunges for Windsor and Oakeshott

The latest Newspoll survey shows support for independent MPs Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott has taken a dive in their own electorates, though the means of determining the results was particularly problematic, writes William Bowe.

How Australia made a hung parliament work

How Australia made a hung parliament work

There isn't a whole lot of historical precedence for Australian federal governments coping with a hung parliament, but there certainly is amongst the states. Anne Twomey takes a fascinating look back at the 1910 NSW Labor government.

Oakes: The new parliament is a snoozer

Oakes: The new parliament is a snoozer

Australia's federal hung parliament and the "new paradigm" was supposed to be an exciting and tumultuous time for politicians and the press. However, Julia Gillard's determination to play it safe has resulted in an ass-numbing yawn fest, writes Laurie Oakes.

Hudson: The last thing Labor wants is an early election

Hudson: The last thing Labor wants is an early election

Anybody who suspects Julia Gillard will break her promise to the independents and rush to an early poll is dead wrong. For starters there's been no post-election poll bounce and she's got way too much stuff to do, writes Philliip Hudson.

Grattan: Coming to terms with the might of Brown’s Greens

Grattan: Coming to terms with the might of Brown’s Greens

The Greens will not have control of the senate until next year but strategists on both sides of the political divide are coming to terms with the party's dramatically increased ability to influence policy and debate, writes Michelle Grattan.