What do the locals make of Abbott's competition? They quite like her. Or at least they want to like her.
As the campaign proper gears up, climate change is being pushed as a front and centre issue by almost every candidate. But where's Tony?
Tony Abbott is in danger of losing his seat for the first time in 25 years. The implications for the Liberals and, beyond that, our understanding of Australian politics are huge.
Politicians may try to ignore it, but they will eventually have to start talking honestly about Chinese influence this election cycle.
With Advance Australia now back in the spotlight ahead of the election, Crikey looks beyond the lurid superhero costume.
Scott Morrison tried — belatedly — to do the right thing on One Nation preferences, but the issue has turned toxic for him within his own ranks.
It's not just the bleeding hearts anymore. Australia biggest institutions show consensus on climate change, and the few remaining denialists are being left behind.
Changing political sentiment, and increasing business and investor hostility to fossil fuels, has left denialists isolated as climate action becomes a prerequisite for mainstream politics.