Federal elections are largely fought on a macro level – taxation, the economy, national security, health and education funding.
Peter Martin Finally the campaigning is over and 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.
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 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."
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.
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".
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.
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.
Michael Evans and Carolyn Cummins There's a front bar filled with despairing investors drowning their sorrows over what went wrong.
Lisa Visentin Cafe by day, gin den by night, a Neutral Bay newbie pulls off a neat switcheroo.
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