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