Federal elections are largely fought on a macro level – taxation, the economy, national security, health and education funding.
Peter Martin Finally the campaining is over amnd the country will elect the next government today. But what, from a business point of view are the parties promising? This handy guide is here to help.
Nick Miller This disunited kingdom is reeling away from its referendum like a punch-drunk boxer, unfocused, bloodied, angry, flailing in every direction.
Michael Evans and Carolyn Cummins There's a front bar filled with despairing investors drowning their sorrows over what went wrong.
Rachel Browne Family life is "messy", says relationship expert Anne Hollonds. "We like things to be neat and tidy and controllable and that's exactly what families are not."
Anna Patty Workplace Editor He is 93, still working full time and wants to stay on the job until he dies. Alf Catalano lives to work.
Damien Murphy Since wandering into national public life a decade ago Bill Shorten has always looked like somebody you could not quite put a name to.
Neil McMahon Duncan Storrar, the man whose Q&A question defined the election campaign at its outset in May, has emerged to challenge the nation's leaders once more.
Rachel Browne The young cadet was just 15 when an older instructor started grooming her before pressuring her into sex, the royal commission has heard.
Nicole Hasham Conformism plagues both sides of politics, retiring Labor MP Laurie Ferguson says, and after 26 years in federal parliament he is looking forward to being "totally unemployed".
The democracy sausage sizzle may be the best part of voting, and there's entire websites dedicated to them